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Sunday, August 28 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Unearthing Israel’s hidden stories: In Conversation with Matti Friedman

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A major Israeli war which scarred a generation and foreshadowed 21st century warfare but almost no one writes about; a sacred biblical text whose pages were pilfered en route from Syria to Israel and remain a mystery. These are the subjects of Matti Friedman’s books: Pumpkinflowers, an unflinching, heart-wrenching personal account of the first Lebanon War, and the award-winning The Aleppo Codex, a real-life, Jewish The Da Vinci Code. Matti talks about his journeys of discovery and reflection, and what it’s like to go viral on Facebook, with Michael Visontay. 

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Michael Visontay

Michael Visontay has worked for over 30 years as a journalist, author and lecturer. A former Assistant Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, and columnist with the Australian Jewish News, he has ghost-written four books of memoir, including The Happiest Refugee and Undies to Equities... Read More →

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Matti Friedman

Matti was born in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem.  His first book, The Aleppo Codex, won the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize, America’s premier Jewish writing award. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and Tablet Magazine. Two essays about... Read More →

Sunday August 28, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST
Main Hall Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022