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Sydney Jewish Writers Festival set to return

AN attempt to confront real issues head-on is at the heart of this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF).

Festival to write home about

AN annual and much-anticipated tradition for book lovers, the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival inspires audiences through its dynamic program comprising provocative but respectful conversation, innovative ideas, and heart-tugging tales of survival. Sophie Deutsch takes a look at some of the main events on offer in this year's festival.

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

SYDNEY Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) director Justine Saidman explained the thought bubble behind this year's event was to ensure a broad, eclectic mix of issues were explored through discussions by Australian and international writers from all walks of life.

Shalom and farewell Michael

THERE were mixed emotions at Shalom as programming director Michael Misrachi, who has been with the organisation for eight years, announced that he and his family will be making aliyah.

Timely talk by Wallenberg author

Wallenberg biography author Ingrid Carlberg spoke about the significance of Sweden's official declaration of his death at a SJWF event in Sydney last week.

Israeli setting for debut novel

It has taken author Leah Kaminsky 10 years to complete her debut novel, The Waiting Room, which is set mostly in Israel, mainly in Haifa, during the Second Intifada.

Writers in the spotlight

Leading overseas writers will join a strong line-up of local authors at this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, being held later this month to celebrate the richness and diversity of Jewish writing.

Reclaiming human rights for the right

MANY Israelis complain that human rights advocacy has become synonymous with criticising their country. Yoaz Hendel decided to take action. Just over a year ago, he set up Blue and

Jewish writers share ideas

SEX, WikiLeaks, motherhood, the Holocaust, refugees, ethical journalism … just some of the issues canvassed at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. Featuring the cream of the Jewish literary world from […]