Sarah Krasnostein - The Believer
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About The Event
From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief. Weaving together the stories of six extraordinary ordinary people, The Believer looks at the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is, and the world as we’d like it to be. How they can stunt us – or save us.
Sarah will appear in conversation with Michaela Kalowski.
This FREE event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration.
Pre-order copies of The Believer and we'll happily ship them anywhere in Australia for free! Publication is 2 March 2021.
About the Book
Some of the people you will meet believe in things most people don’t. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Others believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Facing one’s own transgressions with an open heart. In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein talks with her characteristic compassion and empathy to these believers – and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.
Praise for Sarah Krasnostein's previous book The Trauma Cleaner:
‘It will always be on my Top Ten List of Most Extraordinary Non-Fiction Books Ever.’
David Kirby, Best Books of 2018, LitHub on The Trauma Cleaner
‘Wields emotion, truth and reality with one-of-a-kind dexterity.’
Elle Australia on The Trauma Cleaner
‘ [A] one-of-a-kind biography.’
Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Guide on The Trauma Cleaner
About the Author
Sarah Krasnostein is a writer. She is admitted to legal practice in Australia and America, and holds a doctorate in criminal law. She 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, jointly won the Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, was longlisted for the Walkley Book Award and was shortlisted for the National Biography Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature and the Wellcome Book Prize (UK). Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals in Australia, the UK and America.
About the Moderator
Michaela Kolowski is an interviewer, facilitator and presenter. She is a regular interviewer/facilitator at Sydney Writers’ Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival, UNSW, for local libraries and community organisations. She's also presented programs and conducted interviews for ABC Radio National, Local Radio and Classic FM. Her recent interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Trent Dalton, Julia Baird, Michael Connelly and Tim Flannery. In June 2020 she curated ABC Radio National’s first ever on-air writers’ festival, The Big Weekend of Books.
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