Maria Tumarkin reads from Otherland: A Journey With My Daughter, a personal exploration back to her roots in Russia and the Ukraine. From trains to alcoholism, it’s a trip into the post-Soviet world that earned her a shortlisting for the Nettie Palmer Award for Non-fiction.
The video concludes with Tumarkin answering questions about how she came to write the book and how travel with her daughter so profoundly marked the experience.
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.