Stonnington Libraries

Event Date: 
15 November 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Maria Tumarkin, Dmetri Kakmi

Presented as part of the Stonnington Libraries Literary Festival, [untitled]: our writers, readers and stories

Location: Stonnington History Centre Exhibition Space, 1257 High Street (behind Malvern Library), Malvern VIC
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Cost: Free event, bookings required

In ‘Axiomatic’, author Maria Tumarkin takes five axioms and interrogates their value as self-evident truths. Does time really heal all wounds? Are those who forget the past condemned to repeat it? Is the child at age seven dreflective of the woman? Dmetri Kakmi talks to Maria Tumarkin about memory, facing the traumas of the past and writing a slippery kind of understanding.

Maria Tumarkin is a writer and cultural historian. Her books include ‘Traumascapes’, ‘Courage’ and ‘Otherland’, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Award, NSW Premier’s Award and The Age Book of the Year. Her most recent book, ‘Axiomatic’, was published in 2018 by Brow Books. Maria teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne.

Dmetri Kakmi is a writer and editor. For 15 years he worked as a senior editor at Penguin Books. His fictionalised memoir ‘Mother Land’ was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. He edited the acclaimed children’s anthology ‘When We Were Young’. His new book 'The Door and other Uncanny Tales' will be released in 2020.</p>