What happens when three Jewish literary tragics enter a room to talk books? (Admittedly, it is a virtual room.) Expect passions to be stirred, differences of opinion to be had, raucous laughter and a river of tears to be experienced – and that’s only at your end. It’s Melbourne Jewish Book Week’s bookish version of Margaret and David. Elissa, Bram and Tali will be previewing some of the biggest forthcoming books, talking about their recent reads and what books they’re looking forward to reading over summer.


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…

Tali Lavi

Tali Lavi is a writer and critic (Australian Book Review, Magpies, Sydney Review of Books). She has interviewed writers for Melbourne Jewish Book Week, Melbourne Writers Festival, Adelaide Writers’ Week and Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. Tali has an MA in Creative Writing (RMIT University). She is Program Manager for Melbourne Jewish Book Week.