Zoom-in and join us for this special guest talk between the acclaimed novelist Arnold Zable and best-selling author Michael McGirr.
Arnold will discuss his latest book "The Watermill," which is a quartet of stories depicting the ebbs and flows of trauma and healing, memory and forgetting, the ancient and the contemporary. And ever-recurring journeys in search of belonging.
Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller, and human rights advocate. His works include Jewels and Ashes, Cafe Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, The Fig Tree, Violin Lessons, Sea of Many Returns, and The Fighter, which was shortlisted for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award. Zable lives in Melbourne.
Michael McGirr is the bestselling author of Snooze, Bypass, and Things You Get for Free. He has reviewed almost one thousand books, his short fiction has appeared in publications in Australia and overseas, and he has been publisher of Eureka Street and fiction editor of Meanjin. He is a high-school teacher and lives in Melbourne with his wife, Jenny, and their three teenage children.
A Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event start.
‘Zable elevates history into near mythical tales of wonder.’
‘This is a man who truly believes in the power of stories.’
‘I can think of no other writer who describes the aching heart of humanity with as much wisdom and compassion as Arnold Zable. The Watermill brings gentle light to some dark places. Whatever ails the human race, Zable is surely part of the solution.’