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Save the date MJBW 2020 2 – 7 May
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To launch our literary year for 2020, we are delighted to welcome international author Bart van Es on Wed 4 March 7.30 pm. Fresh from his events at the Sydney and Adelaide Writers Festivals, this will be Bart van Es’ only Melbourne appearance. Venue details will be released to our e-news subscribers shortly.
The winner of the 2018 Costa Book of the Year Award, The Cut Out Girl is a deeply moving and extraordinary story of the life of a Jewish girl Lien de Jong, one of the children hidden by foster families during the Nazi regime. The author is the grandson of one of the foster families. His journey to find Lien and solve the mystery of his family’s post-war estrangement of her is carefully woven into the broader historical explanations about the Netherlands during WW11.