We don't often expect writers to have a healthy, positive self-image. Etgar Keret (pictured), who'll take part in a conversation with New York Magazine film critic David Edelstein on the Zach Campus of the Mandell JCC this Sunday, doesn't disappoint in that regard. When asked about two characters in "Creative Writing," a piece of short fiction published in The New Yorker last year, Keret said he thought it would be interesting "to create a couple of characters who were just as fucked up as I am." The Israeli writer will talk about, among other topics, his latest bestselling short-story collection, Suddenly a Knock on the Door.
Etgar Keret in Conversation with New York Magazine film critic David Edelstein
Nov. 18, 7 p.m., $20, Mandell Jewish Community Center, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, (860) 231-6325, mandelljcc.org.