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Jonathan Goldstein

Why Etgar Keret is worth your time at the Ottawa Writers Fest

Despite his shrill voice, pedantic charisma and somewhat smarmy aura, Nardwuar the Human Serviette gives great interviews. Especially deft are his closes, where he commonly asks “Why should people care about (the artist/band that are engaged in the interview)?” Many respond like well-seasoned self-promoters. Some scoff. Others are humbled and end up chewing their way […]

Laughing with Goldstein at the Ottawa Writer’s Fest

From the moment that Jonathan Goldstein steps into the lights and behind the podium, he looks uncomfortable. Within mere minutes, the audience is laughing. The guffaws, hoots and chuckles that sound through the church continue throughout the evening as he reads from his book, converses with the host and fields questions from the audience. Though […]