In the surreal short stories of Etgar Keret, a man’s lies might come to life in a dreamlike world. Or a stranger might knock on your door, hold you at gunpoint, and refuse to leave until you've told him a story.
Keret, who lives in Israel, has written seven story collections, and his work has been published in 37 languages in 40 countries. It’s also appeared numerous times on "This American Life." He has one of those "You-know-it-when-you-hear-it" styles, and now he has a new memoir, called “The Seven Good Years.”
He sat down with WABE ahead of a visit to Atlanta this week, to talk about about why, after decades of scoffing at nonfiction, he’s finally turned to truth-telling in his work.
Keret reads from his memoir at the Congregation Or Hadash Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The event will also feature screenings of his short films. It's free, but reservations are recommended.