The Big Grapple: Sarah Krasnostein
'I was 18 and New York City was my mother. It taught me what one wore, and what one read. How to speak, and how to speak up. How to find silence in all that noise.'
Sarah Krasnostein reflects on how the 9th of November 2016 changed her relationship with New York and America, at The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City – a night of storytelling from Melburnians who don't heart NY.
The Big Grapple was part of MEL&NYC – a city-wide cultural festival celebrating all things New York and Melbourne – and featured nine stories about fantasy, failure and false starts. Watch the rest of the series to hear horror stories of gridlocked traffic, closet-sized apartments and dumpster-flavoured coffee.
Sarah Krasnostein is the best-selling author of The Trauma Cleaner which won the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Award Prize for Non-Fiction, and the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction. She was nominated for the Walkley Book Award and was a finalist for the National Biography Award and the Wellcome Book Prize (UK). Her work has appeared in a variety of publications in Australia, the UK and America. Her latest book, The Believer: Encounters with love, death & faith was published in March 2021.