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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door


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From the critically acclaimed master short-story teller Etgar Keret, his long-awaited and biggest selling collection - the first in nearly ten years

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Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is one of the leading voices in Israeli literature and cinema. He is the author of five bestselling collections, which have been translated into twenty-nine languages. His writing has been published in the New York Times, le Monde, the Guardian, the Paris Review and Zoetrope. He has also written a number of award-winning screenplays, and Jellyfish, his first film as a director along with his wife Shira Geffen, won the Camera d'Or prize for best first feature at Cannes in 2007. In 2010 he was awarded the Chevalier medallion of France's Order of Arts and Letters.


"Effortlessly funny... Clever, relevant and oddly resonant, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is Keret's best, most mature work and the perfect introduction to his sad, strange and moving fiction" -- Stuart Evers Independent "Extremely funny... Keret's stories understand the plasticity of narrative and the importance of imaginative acts" The Times "Distinctive, understated and very funny... If you read only one book of short stories this year, it should be this one" -- Jane Shilling Daily Mail "This bestselling collection by the ingenious and original master of the short story overflows with absurdity, humour, longing and compassion... Keret's most mature and most playful work yet... One of the great international writers of our time" GQ "Etgar Keret is a great short story writer whose work is all the greater because it's funny... The stories are all thought-experiments. What if, they ask. Why not? And, what the heck? Like all art, they are highly patterned, highly charged, refracted reflections on the chaos and randomness of everyday existence" -- Ian Sansom Guardian

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