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 writes books, reviews, essays, and pieces for performance and radio; she teaches and translates, and collaborates with visual artists, psychologists and public historians. Her work has been published, performed, carved into dockside tiles and set to music. Maria holds a PhD in cultural history and teaches creative writing at the University of Melbourne. Her next book Axiomatic is out with Brow Books in May 2018.