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Sunday, August 25 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Is the Past Ever Passed? Andrea Goldsmith, Gigi Fenster, Miriam Sved in conversation with Ludmila Stern

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Jonathan Safran Foer wrote that "everything is illuminated in the light of the past. it is always along the side of us ... on the inside, looking out."  Join three master storytellers as they discuss how a  writer makes peace with a past that overshadows the present. Is it possible to lay the past to rest? Are we ever able to truly make peace with our histories and those of our ancestors? From Russia to Hungary and New Zealand, these three voices traverse the globe with their experiences, each navigating their way through the haze of memory and history.


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Ludmila Stern

Ludmila is a Professor of Interpreting and Translation at UNSW. Her interests include history and literature. The monograph Western Intellectuals and the Soviet Union, 1920–40: From Red Square to the Left Bank (Routledge 2007) comprises her historical research focusing on the study... Read More →
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Gigi Fenster

Gigi Fenster has PhD in Creative Writing, and various law degrees. Her first book, The Intentions Book, was a finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards and was longlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Award. Her second book, Feverish, traces her quest to induce... Read More →
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Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith is a Melbourne-based novelist. Her fifth novel, The Prosperous Thief, which covers the turbulent sweep of the 20th century through the lives of two very different Jewish families, was short-listed for the 2003 Miles Franklin award, while The Memory Trap (2013) was... Read More →
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Miriam Sved

Miriam Sved’s second novel, A Universe of Sufficient Size, was recently released by Picador. She has also been a contributing editor on three feminist anthologies, including #MeToo: Stories from the Australian Movement. Her novella ‘All the Things I Should’ve Given’ was a... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Bondi Pavilion

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