Bram Presser

Bram Presser spent a decade schlepping around the world screaming into a rubber chicken with the Jewish punk band, Yidcore, before turning to writing. His debut novel, The Book of Dirt, won the 2018 Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction at the National Jewish Book Awards (USA), the 2018 Voss Literary Prize and three prizes at the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and the People’s Choice Award.

 

Events

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Family Stories Retold

Award-winning author of The Book of Dirt, Bram Presser talks to Juliet Rieden and Miriam Sved about family stories and the intracacies of weaving truth into tales of fiction; of preserving the facts while filling in the impossible gaps left by the passing of time.

May 4, 2020
12.30pm—1.30pm
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Who Are We To Tell?

A number of explosive controversies in the literary world have forever changed the ethical landscape for authors writing other people’s stories. In this session, Suzanne Leal and Suzy Zail, two authors whose most recent novels told the fictionalised stories of real people, will discuss their books in the context this new landscape, with a particular…

May 4, 2020
3.00pm—4.00pm
Cancelled

Under The Unlikely Influence

Think you know who has influenced some of our most celebrated writers? Think again! Join Lee Kofman and multi-award-winning authors Arnold Zable, Andrea Goldsmith and Bram Presser as they reveal the lesser-known writers who have inspired them and helped shape the way they think and write. You might just discover your next favourite author.

May 3, 2020
3.00pm—4.00pm
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Of Folk and Fairy Tales

Host extraordinaire, Rachael Kohn, will guide us through a dark and wonderful storytelling journey featuring a line-up of internationally acclaimed writers. Orly Castel-Bloom (Israel), Wallace Shawn (US), Jaye Kranz, Avi Duckor-Jones (NZ), Bram Presser, Alex Skovron, Hana Assafiri and Jude Perl respond to the theme ‘Of Folk and Fairy Tales’. They may be subversive, dabble…

May 2, 2020
7.30pm—8.30pm