Bram Presser is a semi-reformed punk rocker, recovering academic, lapsed criminal lawyer and two-time cartoon character. For ten years he fronted the internationally-acclaimed punk band, Yidcore, before turning to writing. His debut novel, The Book of Dirt (Text Publishing), won the National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction (USA), the Voss Literary Prize (Aus) and three prizes in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards including the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction. His stories have appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Sleepers Almanac and Minds Went Walking: Paul Kelly’s Songbook Reimagined (Fremantle Press). Bram is also a co-founder of Melbourne Jewish Book Week.