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March 14-18, 2016 German Publicity Tour

Monday, March 14: Bern
Reading (with Ilja Richter)
Buchhandlung Stauffacher

Tuesday, March 15: Munich
Reading (with Ilja Richter)
Buchhandlung Lehmkuhl

Wednesday, March 16: Cologne
lit.Cologne - Reading (with Claudia Michelsen)
Festival Venue: Volksbuehne am Ruldolfsplatz

Thursday, March 17: Wiehl
Reading (with Ilja Richter)
Evangelisches Gemeindehaus - in cooperation with Hansen and Kroeger Booksellers

Friday, March 18: Leipzig
Reading (with Ilja Richter)
Leipzig Book Fair - Forum Literatur - Halle 5/K600

Friday, March 18: Leipzig
Reading/Discussion (with Ilja Richter): "Jüdische Lebenswelten" (Jewish Worlds)
Leipzig Book Fair - Ariowitsch Haus


Summer 2015 USA

- Asheville, NC - August 9, 2015
Come say hi at Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe, where I'll be presenting A Fifty-Year Silence.


- Knoxville, TN - August 16, 2015
Then I'll be at Union Ave Books, where I'll be presenting A Fifty-Year Silence.


Scroll down for recent publicity events.

- New York City - National Jewish Book Council - May 27, 2015 (closed session)


- I will be participating in a bilingual round table discussion on telling other people's stories at the Comedie du Livre in Montpellier, France on May 31, 2015, at 11:30 am. Please come listen, or stop by and say hello at the Le Bookshop stand, where I'll be hanging out all weekend.

February 17 – 22, 2015 I’ll be participating in the following events at the Perth International Arts Festival

February 21 (Saturday)
WAR STORIES, a discussion with Nicholas Shakespeare, chaired by Ian Reid.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dolphin Theatre

February 21 (Saturday)
TELLING OTHER PEOPLE’S STORIES, a discussion with Erik Jensen and Tom Rob Smith on truth, poetic license, and telling a good story when recounting the experiences of others. Chaired by Stella Glorie.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dolphin Theatre

February 22 (Sunday)
FAMILY SECRETS, a discussion with Kristina Olsson about sifting through layers of history to reveal extraordinary family stories, chaired by Kathryn Shine.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
University Club Theatre


February 23-24 I’ll be at the Great Southern Festival,
where you can catch me at the following events:

February 23 (Monday)
WAR TORN STORIES, teaming up again with Nicholas Shakespeare to discuss the lasting impact of war, the challenges of using emotional subject matter, and the importance of research. Chaired by Libby Corson.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Vancouver Arts Centre

February 24 (Tuesday)
THE BURDEN OF TRUTH: In this workshop I’ll explore the challenges of writing truthfully – and accurately – about oneself and others, and about fine-tuning the relationship between historical research and personal memory.
10:00 am – 12:00pm
Vancouver Arts Centre

February 24 (Tuesday)
GETTING PERSONAL, a discussion with Joanna Rakoff about choosing what goes on the record and what stays off it when recounting your personal life in the storytelling process, with tips about writing on matters close to the heart. Chaired by Maree Dawes.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vancouver Arts Centre


February 27 – March 4 I will be appearing at the Adelaide International Arts Festival Writers’ Week

March 1 (Sunday)
HISTORY INSISTS, a discussion on writing about the past with Nicholas Clements, chaired by Peter Monteath.
12:00 pm – 1:00pm
West Stage

March 2 (Monday)
LEGACY: A conversation with Michael Cathcart of ABC Radio National.
3:45 pm – 4:45pm
East Stage

SA Writers’ Centre

March 3 (Tuesday)
SUBJECT INTO STORY: WRESTLING NONFICTION INTO NARRATIVE, a master class on writing creative nonfiction. This class is entirely booked. Please email to be added to the wait list.


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