Join award-winning writer Sarah Krasnostein in conversation with Maria Tumarkin as they take a deep dive into the elusive, intangible act of believing.
With her award-winning debut The trauma cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein told the singular story of Sandra Pankhurst with deep empathy, clarity and curiosity. Now, in her second book The believer, she explores the extraordinary beliefs and convictions of six ordinary people. Some believe in things many of us consider impossible: aliens, ghosts, life after death. Others hold beliefs that are no less challenging, but hit a little closer to home.
Both heartfelt and provocative, The believer explores the many facets of faith with Krasnostein’s characteristic compassion and warmth.
About the speakers
Sarah Krasnostein holds a doctorate in criminal law and is the best-selling author of The Trauma Cleaner, which won the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction, the Dobbie Literary Award, and jointly won the Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals in Australia, the UK and America.
Maria Tumarkin writes books, essays, reviews, and pieces for performance and radio. She holds a PhD in cultural history and is a senior lecturer in the creative writing program at the University of Melbourne. Her fourth (and latest) book Axiomatic won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature, and Maria is a recipient of the 2020 Windham Campbell Prize in the category of nonfiction.
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