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Sunday, August 26 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Fictionalising the Holocaust

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It is often said that fiction can explore and explain trauma more viscerally than factual details. Through three very different books, this session delves into that process and how it can illuminate the horrors and terrors of Auschwitz, the escape of Jews to Shanghai and Stalin's Red Army onslaught in the Baltic States.

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Rita Nash

Rita managed a successful independent bookshop for 13 years after many years of teaching and librarianship in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Twenty years ago she finally came to terms with her Holocaust demons and described this process in her story The Last Barrier... Read More →

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Lauren Chater

Lauren Chater writes historical fiction with a focus on women’s stories. Her debut novel The Lace Weaver was published in April, 2018 by Simon & Schuster. Her second novel Gulliver’s Wife will be released in November, 2019.
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Kirsty Manning

Kirsty Manning grew up in northern New South Wales. A country girl with wanderlust, her travels and studies have taken her through most of Europe, the east and west coasts of the United States and pockets of Asia. Kirsty's first novel was the enchanting The Midsummer Garden published... Read More →
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Heather Morris

Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, now resident in Australia. For several years, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, she studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an Academy Award-winning screenwriter in the US. In 2003, Heather was introduced... Read More →

Sunday August 26, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm PDT
Theatrette Waverley Library 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022, Australia

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