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Human Writes: The Right Story

The alchemy of writing is able to take pain, frustration and sadness, and turn them into something else. Something beautiful and illuminating. This process of spinning straw into gold can be addictive, yet it’s always accompanied by a fear: what happens if one day all the sadness ends?

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Writing as Anger Management

Keret is interviewed by The New Yorker's Deborah his story "Mitzvah" that appears in the magazine's latest issue. You can also listen to Keret reading the story.

Illustration by Valerie Chiang; Source photograph by Lielle Sand

"The Middleman"

“The Middleman“, an Arte mini-series starring Mathieu Amalric, written and directed by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, has premiered on the Arte channel May 7th 2020.

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At the escalator, he wants to go up the down side, for the fun of it, and I go along with him. It's a good workout for both of us. You have to run as fast as you can so you won't be dragged down, have to strain the whole time not to fall on your ass. Just like in life.

"To the Moon and back"

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The Upgraded Me

In an overwhelming, unpredictable world, our virtual selves offer an appealing existential strategy.

— Illustration: Diego Patiño

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Words Without Borders, 2010

I believe that there is a truth. I believe it is very difficult to articulate that truth. I try to go in that direction, but I don’t pretend I will get there.

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New York Times, 2012

For Keret, the creative impulse resides not in a conscious devotion to the classic armature of fiction (character, plot, theme, etc.) but in an allegiance to the anarchic instigations of the subconscious. His best stories display a kind of irrepressible dream logic

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