Join author Michelle Scott Tucker as she discusses her book Elizabeth Macarthur and the incredible woman that inspired it.
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This quartet of true stories—of displacement, of survival and of resistance—spans the globe and reflects the universal spirit of humanity. Master storyteller Arnold Zable takes us to distant lands, and those closer to home, to weave tales within tales of people compelled to live extraordinary lives. In conversation with Bram Presser.
Arnold Zable will be in conversation with Kim Rubenstein on Arnold's new book The Watermill, a quartet of true stories about humanity's indestructible desire to survive. Examining displacement, survival and resistance, this book spans the globe, telling tales of people from remote provinces in China and Cambodia to pre- and post-war Yiddish Poland, Kurdish Iraq and Iran, and present-day Melbourne.
Tyson Yunkaporta will be talking about some of the intractable and complex problems facing the world right now, and how Indigenous systems of governance, social organisation, economies and ways of thinking can provide models and provocations to find our way through the next few decades and beyond as detailed in his book Sand Talk.
For this edition of Double Booked Club, we’ll bring together two celebrated Australian authors whose latest books each hold exile, injustice and the meeting of cultures close to their hearts.
Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain evokes goldfields-era Australia, telling the story of two Chinese siblings who arrive in rural Queensland seeking fortune. Instead, they find themselves entangled in suspicion and discrimination. It’s a gripping, heartfelt and richly-rendered book by an acclaimed, versatile author (Riwoe also writes crime novels under the name M.J. Tjia).
The four stories of The Watermill, by widely-beloved storyteller and human rights advocate Arnold Zable, take place around the world – from remote provinces in China and Cambodia to pre- and post-war Yiddish Poland, Kurdish Iraq and Iran, and Indigenous and present-day Melbourne. Zable’s compassionate, sensitive nonfiction unfolds with novelistic lyricism, as he explores the tides of history, memory, healing and belonging.
With host Melanie Cheng, Riwoe and Zable will talk about their respective books, their bodies of work and their habits of writing and reading.