It’s A Shame About Ray

 Jonathan Seidler in conversation with Michaela Kalowski An extraordinary and powerful memoir about family, love and the power of music. Blackly funny and frequently devastating, this memoir traverses family, death, hope, love, survival, compassion

Dr Rachel Naomi Remen in conversation with Miriam Hechtman

To mark the publication of her first children’s book The Birthday of the World: A Story about Finding Light in Everyone and Everything, author and doctor Rachel Naomi Remen offers us insights into her life’s

How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin

Ronen Steinke in conversation with Michaela Kalowski Anna & Dr Helmy: How an Arab Doctor Saved a Jewish Girl in Hitler’s Berlin is the remarkable story of Mohammed Helmy, the Egyptian doctor who risked his

The New Teen Age with Dr Ginni Mansberg

How can you raise tweens and teens in today’s world to feel confident and strong? Dr Ginni shared her best evidence-based strategies for raising happy, healthy humans in our rapidly changing world. Why are today's

The Hitler Haggadah

‘The Americans came in great haste’ are the opening words of The Hitler Haggadah, a fascinating retelling of the Passover story told from the perspective of North African Jews during World War II. The Hitler

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Join the SJWF and Anne Sebba, the author of the gripping new biography recounting the tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed for espionage-related crimes during the Cold War following one of the most

The Promise with Damon Galgut

Damon Galgut won the Booker Prize in 2021 for The Promise, having been shortlisted for the prize twice before (The Good Doctor and In A Strange Room). He lives and works in Cape Town. Damon

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz with Lucy Adlington

British dress historian and author Lucy Adlington joined the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival to share the true story of the women and girls who sewed to survive the Holocaust. At the height of the Holocaust

Sasha Sagan and Sarah Krasnostein

I read Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We and Sarah Krasnostein’s The Believer almost a year apart. But they are that rare thing – two great works that speak to each other.

Gideon Haigh in Conversation

Gideon Haigh ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent’ – in conversation with John Faulkner Author Gideon Haigh talked with John Faulkner about Haigh’s book ‘The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the