There’s something about Etgar Keret’s short stories that works especially well online. Perhaps it’s their terseness, their easy vernacular, or their wry approach to the fundamental oddness of modern life. Also, magic goldfish.
Gary Shteyngart—novelist, Twitterer, and illiteracy advocate—reads “What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” from Keret’s collection Suddenly, A Knock on The Door. Should you find yourself inspired by Keret’s words (or, for that matter, Shteyngart’s voice), I recommend Something Out of Something, our design contest with BOMB Magazine.
“Creative Writing,” The New Yorker, Jan. 2nd, 2012