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Sarah Krasnostein: The Believer


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Join award-winning writer Sarah Krasnostein in conversation with Maria Tumarkin as they take a deep dive into the elusive, intangible act of believing.

 With her award-winning debut The Trauma Cleaner, Krasnostein told the singular story of Sandra Pankhurst with deep empathy, clarity and curiosity. Now, in her second book The Believer, she explores the extraordinary beliefs and convictions of six ordinary people. Some believe in things many of us consider impossible: aliens, ghosts, life after death. Others hold beliefs that are no less challenging, but hit a little closer to home. 

 Both heartfelt and provocative, The Believer explores the many facets of faith with Krasnostein’s characteristic compassion and warmth.

 Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria

The bookseller for this event is Readings.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited and we will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Check, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.


Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein is a multi-award winning writer. She is the best-selling author of The Trauma Cleaner, The Believer , the Quarterly Essay, Not Waving, Drowning and On Peter Carey. She holds a PhD in criminal law and is admitted to legal practice in Australia and America. Her awards includ... Read more

Maria Tumarkin

Maria Tumarkin writes books, essays, reviews, and pieces for performance and radio; she collaborates with sound and visual artists and has had her work carved into dockside tiles. She is the author of four books of ideas. Her fourth (and latest) book Axiomatic won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Lit... Read more


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