Naive and ironic 1 and 2
Etgar Keret in conversation with Erlend Loe
This page is not available in English. Below is the Norwegian page translated by Google.
Etgar Keret (1967) is a writer and film director growing up in Tel Aviv. He is often called the new voice of Israel and after a quarter has become a very popular author. His books are not bestsellers in the homeland, they also sell well in the Arab neighborhoods and in Europe.
In Norway, a selection of his short stories have appeared in the collections of the Bus Driver, which would be God (2004) and Gaza Blues (2006), most recently a collaboration with Palestinian author Samir el-Youssef.
This summer, Eight Percent came from nothing, which is probably a collection of absurd and satirical short stories. If one is to point to a Norwegian parallel to Keret, if some Norwegian critics are tempted to do so, it must be Erlend Loe.
Both write about a generation that feels powerless to face the big questions in society, both use irony and the naïve when they write, and both have worked a lot with film.
The Literature House brings them together for a conversation about all this this Thursday.
Single cut: Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen
NB. The show of the movie Meduzot is unfortunately canceled. As a patch on the wound we show a short film directed by Etgar Keret.