Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival 2016

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Leah Kaminsky

The Waiting Room captures the sights, sounds, accents and animosities of a country overflowing with stories. Dina is a family doctor living in the melting-pot city of Haifa, Israel. Born in Australia in a Jewish enclave of...

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 Read reviewThe Family with Two Front Doors

The Family with Two Front Doors

Anna Ciddor

Meet the Rabinovitches: mischievous Yakov, bubbly Nomi, rebellious Miriam, solemn Shlomo, and seven more! Papa is a rabbi and their days are full of intriguing rituals and adventures. But the biggest adventure of all is when big...

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Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum

Eva Orner

Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies.

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Bloodhound: Searching For My Father

Bloodhound: Searching For My Father

Ramona Koval

A personal quest to uncover the truth about her parents and her birth, by the daughter of Holocaust survivors.

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Vera: My Story

Vera: My Story

Vera Wasowski, Robert Hillman

My revenge on Hitler is a lifetime in which delight has reached me from a hundred sources, and been welcomed.' - Vera Wasowski. A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when...

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 Read reviewHot Little Hands

Hot Little Hands

Abigail Ulman

This exceptional collection of stories is about young women of different ages, from their early teens to their late twenties, coming to terms with what it means to desire, and be desired, with funny, surprising and sometimes...

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The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas aboutLiving Ethically

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas aboutLiving Ethically

Peter Singer

From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically

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 Read reviewThe Dangerous Bride: A Memoir of Love, Gods and Geography

The Dangerous Bride: A Memoir of Love, Gods and Geography

Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman, rebellious daughter of ultra-orthodox Jews, has always sought her own way. True to her Bohemian dream where love can coexist with sexual freedom, she decided to experiment with an open marriage... despite the fact that...

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The Genome Generation

The Genome Generation

Elizabeth Finkel

Covers revolutionary genetic developments in areas as diverse as medicine, agriculture, evolution, and more.

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 Read reviewThe Wild Girl

The Wild Girl

Kate Forsyth

Once there were six sisters. The pretty one, the musical one, the clever one, the helpful one, the young one... And then there was the wild one. Under the forbidding shadow of her father, Dortchen Wild and Wilhelm Grimm meet...

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 Read reviewThe Memory Trap

The Memory Trap

Andrea Goldsmith

A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is an intelligent, compelling read set in Melbourne.

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The Fighter: A True Story

The Fighter: A True Story

Arnold Zable

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Older and Bolder: Life After 60

Older and Bolder: Life After 60

Renata Singer

For the first time in history, women can expect to live well from their sixties for another three decades. In Older and Bolder, Renata Singer contrasts the stories of the pioneers of active, productive old age against the...

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The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins

Jami Attenberg

A moving, hilarious, and deeply perceptive novel of universal themes: family, love and greed.

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Good People

Good People

Nir Baram, Jeffrey Green

Set in Berlin and Leningrad during WWII, a profound exploration of individual lives caught in the tide of history.

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