News in Brief

Stars to come out for Etgar Keret audiobook

Israeli writer Etgar Keret gathered an all-star cast to read the audiobook of his latest collection of stories, "Suddenly, A Knock on the Door." The English version of the book, translated by Nathan Englander, Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston, was released in late March; the audiobook goes on sale April 24. Voices include Michael Chabon, Willem Dafoe, Ira Glass, Miranda July and George Saunders. (Ido Ballas and Agencies )

Men's fashion brand Maison Rouge closes

The Israeli men's fashion brand Maison Rouge has announced that it is closing, after six years in operation. Maison Rouge was founded in 2006 in Tel Aviv by Shenkar textile college graduate Alla Eizenberg, after an internship in Milan, Italy. The brand, which was considered a pioneer in men's fashion in Israel, was sold in shops in Antwerp and Milan. In her announcement, Eizenberg cited the global economic crisis and the expansion of cheap fashion chains as the reasons for her decision. (Sahar Shalev )