1529 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20036

Writers, friends and translators of each other’s work, Etgar Keret and Nathan Englander will share stories about translation, life, and everything in between. Keret’s most recent collection of short stories, Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, features tales overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness, and compassion. The stories in this collection exude a rare combination of depth and accessibility. In one, a man barges into the writer`s house, pulls out a gun, and demands that he tell him a story. In another, a pathological liar discovers one day that all his lies are true, while a third features a young woman finding a miniature zipper in her partner`s mouth, which she pulls to reveal a completely different man hiding underneath. Suddenly, A Knock on the Door is Keret’s most mature and playful work yet. Englander, a long-time friend of Keret, is a co-translator of the book.

Added by Elie Lichtschein on March 30, 2012

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