Fly Already

Etgar Keret

Published: 12 September 2019
Hardback, B Format
129x198mm, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781783780495

About the author

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Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, ETGAR KERET is a leading voice in Israeli literature and cinema. He is the author of five bestselling story collections, which have been translated into 46 languages. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Le Monde, the Guardian, the New Yorker, the Paris Review and Esquire. He has also written a number of screenplays, and Jellyfish, his first film as a director alongside his wife Shira Geffen, won the Caméra 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, and in 2016 he won the Bronfman Prize. His memoir The Seven Good Years was published by Granta in 2015. More about the author


Brilliantly edgy, unsettling, Kafkaesque and often very funnyJoyce Carol Oates



I am in awe of Keret's ability to simultaneously make me laugh while crying, explore the joy and horror of every day life with precision, brevity and great psychological depth. His recognition of and engagement with the absurd is profound and he never loses his humanity, his heart long the way’ AM Homes

‘A reminder that writing can be accessible, creative, intelligent, transgressive, challenging, funny - and popular - all at the same’ Graeme Simsion

‘An antic, anarchic collection that pitches yearning, bumbling, bamboozled characters into situations where salient life lessons are difficult to come by’

‘Keret's new collection of 22 inventive stories showcases his razor-sharp, satiric wit and genre-shifting style’

‘Reading Fly Already is like settling down for a ride in a luxurious car with a world-class driver who has an extremely crazy worldview that doesn't interfere with his amazing driving. Is there any better way to see the world?’ Elif Batuman

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