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Etgar Keret: Fly Already

In a London-exclusive event, hear from globally renowned short-story writer Etgar Keret as he presents a new collection, Fly Already.

In Keret’s wickedly funny and disarmingly humane style, each story uncovers emotional truths in settings that range from the familiar to the surreal. Hear from a writer who combines hilarity and humanity about the art of the short story, and the real world his fiction reflects.

Etgar Keret is a globally renowned short-story writer. Born in Israel in 1967, he is the author of five short-story collections, a children’s book, and co-author of several comic books. His collection of memoir stories, The Seven Good Years, was published by Granta in 2015.

His writing has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Esquire, and has been translated from Hebrew into 46 languages, including Farsi.

He was the subject of the documentary, Based on a True Story, which won an International Emmy in 2018. His collection A Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy won the 2019 Sapir Prize, Israel’s most prestigious literary prize.

Devorah Baum is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Southampton. She is the author of two books, Feeling Jewish and The Jewish Joke, and co-director of the creative documentary feature film The New Man.

She has written for a range of publications including the New York Times, The Guardian and Granta Magazine. Her guest co-edited special issue of Granta Magazine on ‘The Politics of Feeling’ came out in February 2019.

Dates & times

3 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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