Tara Kaye Judah

Tara Kaye Judah works as a bookseller at Readings St Kilda.


Fury: Women Write About Sex, Power and Violence edited by Samantha Trenoweth

It’s too easy to read statistics on violence against women and do nothing. The stats are alarming, but they rarely instigate change. Giving a voice to what’s being called a ‘silent epidemic’ needs mo…

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The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

On the Eastern Front in 1941, Peter Faber, a German soldier, is fighting for his country. In a not yet divided Berlin, Katharina Spinell is waiting for a conflict she doesn’t understand to end. Fed u…

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Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen hits another home run with this funny, startling reimagining of Tennessee Williams’ seminal stage play A Streetcar Named Desire. Positing the titular Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) in the role …

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Actors Anonymous by James Franco

Mark Twain said, ‘Write what you know,’ and James Franco knows acting. But he has also directed two feature films this year (Interior. Leather Bar. and As I Lay Dying) and teaches English at the Univ…

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Down in the City by Elizabeth Harrower

Far from the Newcastle shores of her youth, in 1950s London, Elizabeth Harrower penned her first novel, Down in the City. Staged in an ordinary apartment block in Sydney’s Kings Cross, the lives of t…

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Meet the bookseller with Tara Kaye Judah

by Tara Kaye Judah

We chat with Tara Kaye Judah about her fondness for feminist film theory and capitalist critique, and why she loves the cover of David Vann’s Goat Mountain.

Why do you work in books?

If I were to build a fort with walls of knowledge, the final result would be a bookstore. I want to live peacefully in a fort of knowledge. At Readings, the fort is also friendly.

What book would you happily spe

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