The Book of Dirt – Bram Presser in conversation with Tali Lavi
Join Bram Presser, in conversation with Tali Lavi, to talk about The Book of Dirt, Bram’s incredible novelisation of his family’s experiences during the Holocaust.
The Book of Dirt reimagines the lives of Jakub Rand, a rabbi’s son who is tasked with curating Eichmann’s infamous Museum of the Extinct Race, and Františka Roubíckova, a converted Jew who would go on to establish a smuggling network that would stretch as far as Auschwitz. It is an imaginative and bold novel about family myths – how they come to be formed, the way in which they are perpetuated and what happens when we subject them to scrutiny.
Bram Presser was born in Melbourne in 1976. His stories have appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Sleepers Almanac and Higher Arc.