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Local Libraries: Arnold Zable

Thu 9 Sep, 6.30pm

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A writer, novelist and human rights advocate, Arnold Zable was awarded the 2021 Australia Council Lifetime Achievement in Literature for a celebrated canon of work that spans three decades. He appears in conversation with Tali Lavi to share his unique understanding of history, memory, displacement and community, captured in books such as his most recent one The Watermill, which ‘elevates history into near mythical tales of wonder’ (The Australian).


1 hour


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Tali Lavi is a writer and critic who’s been published in The Saturday Paper, Australian Book Review and Sydney Review of Books, and has interviewed writers at Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne Jewish Book Week (MJBW) and Adelaide Writers’ Week. Tali has an MA in Creative Writing (RMIT University) and is a programmer for MJBW.

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed writer, novelist, human rights activist, and recipient of the 2021 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. His books include Jewels and Ashes, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons, The Fig Tree, The Fighter, and most recently, The Watermill.

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