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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 6th May: Yvonne Fein at Melbourne Jewish Book Week (VIC)

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented.

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017.

Join writer Alex Skrovron to discuss Yvonne’s extraordinary collection of short stories, as part of Melbourne Jewish Book Week.

Sunday 6th May at 3.30pm
Ngargee Room
St Kilda Town Hall
99A Carlisle St
St Kilda VIC 3182

Free event

Thursday 10th May: Yvonne Fein at Readings St Kilda (VIC)

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented.

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017.

Yvonne Fein will read aloud from ‘Choose Somebody Else’, literary-salon style, to immerse the crowd in storytelling.

Thursday 10th May at 6.30pm
Readings St Kilda
112 Acland St
St Kilda VIC 3182

Free event

Thursday 17th May: Yvonne Fein at St Kilda Library (VIC)

“Oh Lord, I know we are the Chosen People but just for once couldn’t you choose somebody else?” is an old plea, heartsick yet ironic, and with it these stories lift off on their journey around the world. An enthralling, entertaining and compelling collection of short stories redolent of the great Yiddish storytelling traditions in tone and style: tackling life’s questions, big and banal, with an evocative, humorous and thought-provoking authority. The stories are discrete but connected by their representations of various generations of the tormented.

Yvonne Fein is the daughter of Holocaust survivors, an experience that drove her to write about the fallout creatively, to investigate it academically and seek answers from religion unsuccessfully. Her essays, articles, reviews and short stories (six of which appear in this collection) have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies. ‘Weintraub’s Disorder’ and ‘Taunting the Abyss’ were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2017.

Join Yvonne Fein to discuss this extraordinary collection of short stories!

Thursday 17th May at 6.30pm
St Kilda Library
150 Carlisle St
St Kilda
VIC 3182

Free event
Book via Eventbrite:
https://yvonnefeinatstkildalibrary.eventbrite.com.au

Tuesday 22nd May: Shokoofeh Azar at Eltham Bookshop (VIC)
A Stellar Evening for lovers of cutting edge literature

Eltham Bookshop, Yarra Plenty Regional Library and Stella Prize warmly invite you to raise a toast to celebrate Stella Prize 2018 winner, our own local author, Alexis Wright,and two sparklingly talented Melbourne writers.

Shokoofeh Azar’s powerful novel, The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, is a magical book set in the political wilds of Iran. The Stella judges described it as “a stunning meditation on grief and loss in the life of a family and a society by an extraordinary Australian writer”.

Claire G. Coleman’s,Terra Nullius, is an arresting and original novel that addresses the legacy of Australia’s violent colonial history. The Stella judges described it as “a novel for our times, one whose tone is as impassioned as its message is necessary”.

Alexis Wright’s collective memoir, Tracker, documents the life of Tracker Tilmouth, charismatic Aboriginal leader, thinker, entrepreneur, visionary and provocateur. The judges commented: “With a tight narrative structure, compelling real-life characters, the book sings with insight and Tracker’s unique humour. Wright has crafted an epic that is a truly rewarding read”.

This evening is supported by Nillumbik Reconciliation Group, Do Justice Group, Montmorency Asylum Seekers Support Group, Wild Dingo Press, Girramondo Press and Hachette Publishing

Tuesday, May 22nd

6.30pm until 8.00pm

Venue: Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham

Entry: $40.00 includes a copy of one of the featured authors’ book or a $25.00 gift voucher and refreshments

Prepaid early bookings are essential: 9439 8700
elthambookshop@bigpond.com

Friday 25th May: NAGALAND BOOKLAUNCH (NSW)

Immigration correspondent for ‘The Guardian’ and 3-time Walkley-award winner Ben Doherty, launches onto the literary world with his enthralling debut novel, Nagaland.

‘Nagaland’ is the story of the Naga people. With sensitively poetic prose, Doherty deftly draws the reader into worlds of parallel realities. The love story, desperate and damned, destined for tragedy; forged and upheld against the wishes of family and the dictates of culture, with a backdrop of violence and reprisals amidst the brutality of communal conflict. Alongside this is the telling of Augustine’s childhood story, growing up in the beautiful mountain state of Nagaland where the traditional way of life, loyalties and beliefs collide with modern imperatives that, for many, lead inexorably to poverty, dislocation, drug addiction, disease and despair.

Seamlessly woven through each story, Naga legends and myths connect these disparate worlds, the source of profound insights that are simultaneously confronting and transcendent. Poignant and profound, the reader is left with a yearning nostalgia for a past where eternal truths prevailed, to be gleaned from ancient fables and sages; where a people lived in communities richly endowed with cultural and spiritual certainties, and were valued members of large family and tribal networks. Except, of course, if you choose not to follow the rules…

Join Channel 4’s Asia Correspondent, Jonathan Miller, to launch Ben Doherty’s debut novel.


Friday 25th May at 6pm for 6.30pm start
Gleebooks
49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW

Free event
Book via Gleebooks:
http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=301252

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