Books and Ideas at Montalto
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With her award-winning debut The Trauma Cleaner, Sarah Krasnostein told the singular story of Sandra Pankhurst with deep empathy, clarity and curiosity. Now, in her second book, The Believer, Krasnostein takes a deep dive into the elusive, intangible act of believing. Both heartfelt and provocative, The Believer explores the many facets of faith with Krasnostein’s characteristic compassion and warmth.
Join Krasnostein over lunch at Montalto to explore how extraordinary beliefs and convictions can help or hinder us, as she delves into the beliefs that many have deemed impossible: aliens, ghosts, life after death, and more with host Sally Warhaft.
Presented in partnership with Montalto
The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.
Sarah Krasnostein is a writer and a lawyer with a doctorate in criminal law. She is admitted to legal practice in Australia and America. She 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, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction, the Dobbie Literary Award and jointly won the Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Krasnostein was longlisted for the Walkley Book Award and was shortlisted for the National Biography Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature and the Wellcome Book Prize (UK).
Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals in Australia, the UK and America. Her latest book, The Believer: Encounters with love, death & faith was published in March 2020.
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians' lives in the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.
Sally is a regular host and commentator on ABC radio and has a PhD in anthropology. She did her fieldwork in Mumbai, India, living by the seashore with the local fishing community.
You, a good book, a glass of wine, delicious food. Together as you were always meant to be. But with a wonderfully rich extra ingredient: a stimulating conversation with your favourite author.
From March to November, the literary meets the culinary at Books and Ideas at Montalto. Set in a stunning Red Hill winery on the Mornington Peninsula, join some of Australia’s most beloved writers for an intimate discussion about their work – served with excellent food and wine, as a languorous lunchtime tips into a relaxed afternoon.