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The 2017 ‘Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival’ (SJWF) will take place on August 26 – 27 at Waverley Library, Bondi Junciton.

The festival celebrates the richness and diversity of contemporary Jewish writing from around the world. It features authors who are Jewish or whose books are of Jewish interest and includes novelists, journalists, screenwriters, performers and writers of nonfiction. It is a festival of ideas, where books are just the beginning…

Past guests include:

  • 2015 – Gidi Raff, writer and producer of Prisoners of War and its US spin-off Homeland
  • 2015 – Jennifer Teege, German-Nigerian granddaughter of notorious Nazi commandant, Amon Goth (who was portrayed by Ralph Feines in Schindler’s List) and author of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me.
  • 2016 – Etgar Keret, award-winning Israeli author
  • 2016 – Eva Clarke, who was born in a Nazi death camp mere days before the end of the war and is the subject of Born Survivors by Wendy Holden.
  • High profile Australians including businessman & philanthropist David Gonski and Deputy PM Tim Fischer

To find out first about the 2017 line up and ticket release dates, simply…