Our panel of keen writers and readers review and discuss some of the less well-known books by Jewish authors, or on Jewish themes, which have given them great pleasure over the years. Expect a lively discussion of some unearthed and rare titles.

Bram Presser (moderator), Andrea Goldsmith, Lee Kofman, Veronica Sullivan

This event is proudly supported by:

    • Emma and Henryk Kranz


Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith is a well-known Australian novelist. Her novels include The Prosperous Thief, (short-listed for the 2003 Miles Franklin award), and The Memory Trap, awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize. Her eighth novel, Invented Lives, is a story of identity and exile. At its centre is Galina, a Russian Jew, who comes to Australia in the…

Lee Kofman

Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian author of three fiction books and two memoirs, including Imperfect (Affirm Press, 2019), shortlisted for the Mark & Evette Nib Literary Award, and The Dangerous Bride (Melbourne University Press, 2014). She is the  co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura Press, 2016), and editor of Split (Ventura Press, 2019), anthologies…

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 book, The Book of Dirt, a novel about love, family secrets and Jewish myths, won the 2018 Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction at the National Jewish Book Awards (USA),…

Veronica Sullivan

Veronica Sullivan is the Head of Programming at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, and the chair of the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Fellowship. She co-founded and co-hosted Sisteria, a podcast about women and non-binary creatives’ experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture.