Reading Journal: Friday, 3rd January 2014

This reading journal feature on RobAroundBooks has been a thorn in my side since the beginning. How so? Well, I’ve never really been happy with how I present it to you. I’ve um-ed and ah-ed over format and frequency forever now, and I’ve never been … [Read more...]

‘Healthy Start’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: 'Healthy Start' by Etgar Keret Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus) Briefly: Lonely after his girlfriend has left him, Miron takes to eating his breakfast every day in a local cafe. It's not helping … [Read more...]

‘Shut’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: 'Shut' by Etgar Keret Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus) Briefly: Haggai spends most of his time with eyes closed fantasising, and quite frankly his friend has had enough of it. … [Read more...]

‘Simyon’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: 'Simyon' by Etgar Keret Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus) Briefly: The military turn up at young Orit's home to let her know that her husband has been killed. She takes a moment or two to remember … [Read more...]

‘Cheesus Christ’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: 'Cheesus Christ' by Etgar Keret Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus) Briefly: A man is murdered in cheeseburger restaurant, Cheesus Christ, prompting others to ponder their own existences. … [Read more...]

EdBookFest Giveaway: Win one of two PERSONALLY SIGNED copies of Etgar Keret’s Suddenly a Knock on the Door

So, how do you fancy winning a copy of Etgar Keret's brilliant short story collection, Suddenly a Knock on the Door? Thanks to the good eggs at Chatto & Windus I have two copies to give away. But let me tell you, these aren't just any copies that I … [Read more...]

‘Lieland’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: 'Lieland' by Etgar Keret Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus) Briefly: Robbie is something of a compulsive lier. Then he has a dream that makes him think twice about his lies, or rather the negative … [Read more...]

‘Suddenly a Knock on the Door’ by Etgar Keret

Story Title: 'Suddenly a Knock on the Door' by Etgar Keret Collection/Anthology?: Suddenly a Knock on the Door (Chatto & Windus) Briefly: Etgar's in a bit of a pickle. There's a Swede sitting on the couch in his apartment with a gun, and he's … [Read more...]

Forethoughts: Suddenly a Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

If I could describe Israeli short fiction specialist Etgar Keret in one word then that one word would be ingenius. 'Ingenius' simply because he has the ability to come up with the most extraordinary stories. To date, he's published five short story … [Read more...]

Shortlist for 2012 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award unveiled

The shortlist for the 2012 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award has been announced, revealing an eclectic final six, with collections from eminent authors around the world. American, Lucia Perillo's debut work of fiction goes … [Read more...]