Love and Prizes

Our Jewish guest this week is Israeli writer Etgar Keret, winner of the Sapir Prize, one of Israel’s most prestigious literary awards. His new story collection, newly published in English, is called Fly Already, and he joins Stephanie and Liel to discuss his characteristically quirky short stories, the influence of of the Holocaust on his work, and the starkly different reception he—and his work—receives in Israel versus the United States.

Our gentile of the week is Henry G. Brinton, senior pastor at Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia, and a contributor to the Huffington Post. He and Stephanie talk about their shared connection with two religion professors at Duke University, Brinton’s career-long focus on building interfaith community, and his new novel, City of Peace.

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