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This program was recorded 06/23/2015 at Symphony Space.

Etgar Keret, author of Suddenly, A Knock on the Door and Nimrod Flipout, presents his newest book, The Seven Good Years, a wise, witty memoir full of poignant insights and irrepressible humor, written in his inimitable style.  In conversation with Starlee Kine (This American Life,Mystery Show). With a reading by Tate Donovan (Argo).

“A brilliant writer…completely unlike any writer I know. The voice of the next generation." -Salman Rushdie

"At once funny and profound, The Seven Good Years is a gem. Etgar Keret approaches memoir the way he does fiction-from surprising angles, with a sly wit, and bracing frankness. Read him, and the world will never look the same again." -Claire Messud
+ About the Artists

TATE DONOVAN can be seen in the Academy Award-winning film Argo, as well as in over 25 films including Good Night and Good Luck, Memphis Belle, Ethan Frome, Love Potion #9, Clean and Sober, and the title voice in Disney’s animated feature Hercules. His television credits include 24, Hostages, Deception, Damages, The OC, and Friends. Tate has appeared on Broadway in Good People with Frances McDormand, Amy’s View with Judi Dench, Picnic, and has worked Off Broadway with Kenneth Lonergan in Lobby Hero and The Medieval Play. He has also directed several episodes of Madame Secretary, Deception, Damages, Glee, Weeds, Gossip Girl, Nip/Tuck, The OC, and Bloodline, as well as the ESPN documentary Arthur and Johnnie about the tennis star Arthur Ashe, for which he won an Emmy Award.

ETGAR KERET is an internationally best-selling Israeli author whose books have been translated into over 30 languages. His books include Suddenly, a Knock on the Door; The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God; The Nimrod Flipout; Missing Kissinger; The Girl on the Fridge; and Four Stories. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, among many other publications. In 2007, he co-directed his first feature film Jellyfish (Meduzot), which won the prestigious Camera d’Or. He was also the subject of the documentary What Animal Are You?, directed by Gur Bentwich. In 2010, he was honored with the decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and he has also been awarded the Israeli Prime Minister’s Prize for Literature and the Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize. His memoir, The Seven Good Years, was released last week.

STARLEE KINE is the host of the podcast Mystery Show. Prior to entering the mystery-solving business, her stories were heard on This American Life, 99% Invisible, The Moth Radio Hour and Wiretap and appeared in various publications such as The New York Times Magazine and California Sunday. She’s also designed a cutting board for chopping onions while heartbroken; been one half of “Starlee and Arthur Review,” an animated series done entirely on Post-it Notes; and written a break-up song with the help of Phil Collins.

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