Bram Presser in conversation with Leah Kaminsky
Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
The Book of Dirt reimagines the lives of Jakub Rand, a rabbi’s son tasked with curating Eichmann’s infamous Museum of the Extinct Race, and Františka Roubíckova, a converted Jew who would go on to establish a smuggling network that would stretch as far as Auschwitz.
Presser began writing the novel after seeing an article in the local community paper that purported to tell a very different version of his grandfather’s fabled Holocaust story. He subsequently embarked on a seven-year search across four continents to uncover the truth. Come along to hear Presser discuss his search, and where it led him, with author Leah Kaminsky.
Free, but please book here.
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