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

Menachem Kaiser in Conversation

There have been periods in my life when I’ve had to take a long break from reading anything that is even remotely connected to that sea of Holocaust related literature, times when the weight has

Something Sephardi and Something Sweet

Jewish recipes from around the world with Marcia Friedman and Lisa Goldberg   While none of us can travel, what better way to savour the flavours of the world than with an hour of cooking Jewish recipes

Chicken Soup for the Lockdown Soul

When days get colder, and more covid-y, what better way to lift your spirits and warm your soul than by cooking up a great chicken soup. We had the great pleasure of hosting two amazing

Etgar Keret in conversation

Fly Away with Etgar Keret It was the first in-person gathering for the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival since February 2020 and there was a buzz at the Ritz Cinema as people queued to get up

Judy Batalion in conversation

In ‘The Light of Days: Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance, Their Untold Story’ author Judy Batalion brings to light stories of women’s courage and ingenuity that have been lost in time, until now. Witnesses

Danielle Celermajer in conversation with Tim Hollo

Hear Danielle Celermajer reflect on Australia’s ecological future. As bushfires ravaged our country during the Black Summer of 2019-20, philosopher Danielle Celermajer wrote stories for ABC Online about what she saw happening to the world around her

Alex Miller in conversation with Scott Whitmont

Alex Miller took us on a journey to unravel a dear friend’s life in Germany (later Poland) before the war. A cherished mentor to Alex, Max Blatt is a man haunted by what happened to

Dani Shapiro in conversation with Juliet Rieden

It's a fine spring day in 2016, and Dani Shapiro has just casually submitted her DNA to a genealogy website. She will soon receive the news that her beloved deceased Dad was not her biological