Arnold Zable to discuss his latest book The Watermill at the online Shalom Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

September 2, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Acclaimed Australian author, Arnold Zable, will be interviewed by book reviewer and podcast host, Nicole Abadee, on Thursday 3 September at 8pm about his latest work, The Watermill.

Arnold Zable

The book is a collection of four moving stories set in China, Cambodia, Yiddish Poland, Kurdish Iraq and Iran, and Indigenous and present-day Melbourne, exploring themes of past trauma, healing, displacement and belonging.

Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate. His works include Cafe Scheherazade, Jewels and Ashes, Sea of Many Returns, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Violin Lessons and The Fighter, which was shortlisted for both a Victorian and NSW Premier’s Literary Award. His awards include the 2017 Australia Council Fellowship for Literature and the 2013 Voltaire Prize for freedom of expression.

Nicole Abadee

Nicole Abadee writes about books for the Good Weekend and Australian Book Review, and appears regularly as a facilitator at writers’ festivals. Nicole is also a literary consultant, assisting writers to develop their manuscripts and advising them on how to get published. Her podcast Books, Books, Books, in which Nicole interviews Australian and international authors about their new releases, was launched during COVID.

This event is part of the online Shalom Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. Further details and bookings can be made at



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