“Writing Fiction Gives You Freedom,” Says Etgar Keret

Photographic portrait of Israeli author, Etgar...

Photographic portrait of Israeli author, Etgar Keret (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer the same age as my daughter Shir. I have read a few of his short stories, that are whimsical, loving, and often really strange. Today I heard him being interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” one of my very favorite programs. Among many other fascinating details, he told about his father’s storytelling, and his own relationship with fiction and non-fiction.

Here is a link to the podcast; it is worth a listen.

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