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ABRAMI, Janka 1921-1993
Melbourne
writer
Zat Izz Apples, Sir  (1986) Buy books by this writer
ABRAMOVICH, Dvir 1971-
Melbourne
academic
& writer
Hebrew Classics: A Journey Through Israel's Timeless Fiction and Poetry  (2012)
Back to the Future: Israeli Literature of the 1980s and 1990s (2011)
Flashpoints: Israel, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (2014)
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ADES, David 1956-
Adelaide
poet
Afloat in Light  (2017)
Mapping the World (2008)
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ADLER, Jacques 1927-
Melbourne
academic
& historian
The Jews of Paris and the Final Solution  (1987) Buy books by this writer
ADLER, Louise 1954-
Melbourne
publisher & editor
The Politics Of Linking Schools And Social Services  (1994) Buy books by this writer
AFTERMAN, Allen 1941-1992
American-born poet
& legal academic
Lived in Australia 1967-1981
Kabbalah and Consciousness and the Poetry of Allen Afterman   (2005)
The maze rose: Poems 1970-73   (1974)
(The Sun Poetry series)
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AJZENBUD, Moshe 1920-
Melbourne
Yiddish writer
Aleyn in Gezeml  (1970)
Gelebt Hinter Kratn  (1956)
Lived Behind Bars. Buenos Aires (Yidbuch)
Pnina  (2006)
Pnina, un andereh dertzeilungen
Latest book published 2006 (in Yiddish)

The Commissar Took Care  (1986)
Translated by Leah Ajzenbud. Melbourne (Globe Press), 1986.
Wanderers and Dreamers  (1998)
Niesvizher Yidn. Niesvizh's Jews. Short stories, Melbourne, 1965.
Nusach Y. Rapoport. Y. Rapoport's Style. Melbourne, 1967.
Yugneleche Blondzenishn. Dilemmas of Youth. Melbourne, 1973.
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ALEXANDER, Goldie 1936-
Melbourne
writer
Unjust Desserts   (2003)
An adult murder/mystery
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AMRAM, Naama Perth
writer & editor
Sunscreen and Lipstick   (2012) Buy books by this writer
AMSTERDAM, Steven 1966- The Easy Way Out  (2016)
Things We Didn't See Coming  (2010)
What the Family needed  (2013)
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APPLE, Rabbi Raymond 1935-
Sydney Rabbi
& author
Companion to the Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Education By Degrees: Masonic Notes
Eighty Days and Eighty Nights
Eighty Days and Eighty Nights
Lets Ask the Rabbi
Sabbath in the Home: Songs and Prayers
The Hampstead Synagogue 1892-1967
The Jewish Way: Jews and Judaism in Australia
The Jews:
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ARMSTRONG, Diane 1939-
Sydney
writer & journalist
Empire Day   (2015)
Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations   (2001)
The Voyage of their Life   (2015)
Winter Journey   (2017)
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ATLAS, Zygfryd 1920-
Just One Life  (1999) Buy books by this writer
BAKER, Mark Raphael 1959-
Melbourne
writer & academic
History on the Edge  (Ed) (1997) Buy books by this writer
BAVATI, Robyn Melbourne
writer
Pirouette  (2014) Buy books by this writer
BEARMAN, Margaret 1966-
Melbourne
writer
Above the Water   (2002) Buy books by this writer
BENJAMIN, Elana Sydney
authour
My Mother's Spice Cupboard: A Journey from Baghdad to Bombay to Bondi (Hybrid 2012) Buy books by this writer
BEN MOSHE, Danny Melbourne
academic, writer &
filmmaker
Israel, the Diaspora and Jewish Identity (Ed) (2007) Buy books by this writer
BENNETT, Samuel Melbourne
Yiddish writer & columnist
Chronicles of a life  (1999) Buy books by this writer
BENTEL, Erica Perth writer Can You Crack Them?  (2012)
Word Games
Has a Book Got A Spine? (with Neil Elliott) (2012)
Big Circle of Friends (2013)

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BERGNER, Herz 1907-1970
Melbourne
Yiddish writer
Light and Shadow   (1963)
Between Sea and Sky (1946) Reprinted 2010
(Also other titles in Yiddish)
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BESSER, Nathan 1981-
Sydney writer
Man in the Corner  (2017)
Short Stories:
Lucia or I Can't Really Describe the Sensation (2005)
After School (2004)
Letter to the Drowned (2004)
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BIDERMAN, Abraham 1924-
Melbourne
writer
The World of My Past  (1997)
The World of My Past (1994)
Abraham H. Biderman's autobiography was self published in a small print run, and won two major Australian book awards: The Biography Prize and the Banjo Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
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BIRMAN, Lisa Melbourne poet
& novelist

Lives in Colorado
& Australia
How to Walk Away   (2015)
Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (2004)
For That Return Passage – a Valentine for the United States of America (2008)
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BLACK, Ben   Breaking Ranks – Turbulent Travels in the Promised Land   (2001) Buy books by this writer
BLAY, Anna Rosner 1947-
Melbourne
writer
Not Paradise   (2004)
Sister, Sister (1998)
The story of two sisters who survived the concentration camps.
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BLAY, Danny Rosner 1968-
Melbourne
author
Drive Around the World : One Family, One Car, One Year, One Planet   (2013) Buy books by this writer
BLINT, Wolf   By Jeep to Freedom   (1994) Buy books by this writer
BLOCH, Felicity Melbourne
writer & critic
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BLOOM, Norma 1924- Born in Melbourne, Norma has lived in England and NZ, but since 1960 has resided in Hobart. Widely represented in NZ and Australian literary journals and poetry anthologies, she has had two books of verse published:
The Larger View (1972) and When I See You (1978)
Her play, 'Ruby', was performed in several Victorian country towns in 1973.
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BOAS, Bernard 1911-2011
Melbourne
writer & critic
It's Time to Rewrite the Bible  (1994)
The Five Books of Boas   (2002)
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BRASCH, Rabbi Dr R 1912- 2004
Sydney
Rabbi & author
Star of David   (1956) Buy books by this writer
BRETT, Doris 1950-
Melbourne
writer & poet
In the Constellation of the Crab  (1998)
Looking for Unicorns   (1992)
More Annie Stories: Therapeutic Storytelling Techniques   (1992)
Eating the Underworld  (2001)
The Twelfth Raven: A Memoir of Stroke, Love and Recovery (2014)
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BRETT, Lily 1946-
New York-based writer & poet
(Melbourne
originally)
After the War: Poems   (1990)
Between Mexico and Poland  (2002)
In Full View  (1997)
In Her Strapless Dresses  (2001)
Just Like That  (1994)
Lola Bensky  (2013)
Mud in My Tears   (1997)
New York   (2001)
Poland and Other Poems  (1987)
The Auschwitz Poems   (2004)
Things Could Be Worse   (2016)
Too Many Men   (2002)
Uncomfortably Close  (2007)
Unintended Consequences  (1992)
What God Wants  (2000)
You Gotta Have Balls  (2006)
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BROOK, Steve 1934-
Melbourne
writer
Bali Sugar  (2004)
For Sam   (2009)
McQuail   (2003)
Smash the White Eagle!  (2013)
Novel
Strawberries with Everything  (2005)
Memoir
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BROUS, Raphael 1982- I am Max Lamm   (2013) Buy books by this writer
BROWNE, Ashley 1965 - Melbourne journalist and editor Blue heaven : a celebration of Carlton  (2011)
Flying High : The Story of Essendon's 16 Premierships  (2011)
Grand Finals Volume I : 1897-1938.   (2011)
THE GOLDEN YEARS : Stories from Hawthorn's Greatest Era  (2011)
'People of the Boot - the Triumphs and Tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport' (2018)
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BUCKRICH, Judith Raphael 1950-
Melbourne
writer & journalist
Collins: The Story of Australia's Premier Street   (2005)
George Turner: A Life   (1999)
The Montefiore Homes: 150 Years of Care   (1998)
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BURSTIN, Hinde Ena Melbourne
academic & writer
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CASTAN, Melissa Melbourne
academic &
writer
Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View  (2006)
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Cases, Commentary and Materials  (2004)
Other publications


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CIDDOR, Anna 1957-
Melbourne
children's author
Night of the Fifth Moon  (2007)
Runestone  (2002)
Stormriders   (2004)
The Family with Two Front Doors  (2016)
Wolfspell  (2003)
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COHEN, Bernard 1963-
Sydney
writer
Hardly Beach Weather  (2002)
Paul Needs Specs  (1993)
Snowdome  (1998)
The Antibiography of Robert F. Menzies  (2013)
The Blindman's Hat  (1997)
Tourism  (1992)
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COLLINS, Alan 1928-2008
Melbourne
writer
Going Home  (1993)
Joshua  (1995)
The Boys from Bondi   (1987)
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COLLINS, Ros Melbourne
writer
Solly's Girl   (2015) Buy books by this writer
COOPER, Leo 1922
Melbourne
writer
In the Shadow of the Polish Eagle  (2010)
The Poles, the Holocaust and beyond
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CURZON, David 1941-
New-York based
poet & editor
Modern poems on the Bible: An anthology  (1994)
View From Jacobs Ladder: One Hundred Midrashim  (1996)
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CYKIERT, Avraham 1926- 2009
Melbourne
writer &
Yiddish
broadcaster
Biographical details

The Emperor of the Ghetto is a one-man play which deals with Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, the Jewish Leader of the Ghetto of Lodz and his dilemmas in dealing with the Nazis.

It was first performed at the Caulfield Arts Centre in 1993, followed by seasons at the George Fairfax Studio (Victorian Arts Centre), St Martin's, the Adelaide Fringe and Tasmania as well as performances in over seventy schools in Victoria and South Australia.


LETTER FROM POLAND
Death Camp Less Traveled: Silent Screams of Belzec
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DAPIN, Mark Sydney author Fridge Magnets are Bastards  (2008)
From the Trenches: the best ANZAC Writing of World War One  (2015)
King of the Cross   (2009)
R&R  (2015)
Spirit House  (2014)
Strange Country: Travels in a Very Different Australia  (2008)
The Nashos War: Australian National Servicemen in Vietnam
The Penguin Book of Australian War Writing  (2011)
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DAVIS, Peter 1954-2008
Melbourne
author
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DOWSE, Sara 1938-
Canberra
writer
Silver City  (1985)
West Block : The Hidden World of Canberra`s Mandarins   (1983)
Biographical details
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DREYFUS, Kay Melbourne
writer &
musicologist
Silences and Secrets: The Australian Experience of the Weintraubs Syncopators  (2013)
Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of Australia's All-girl Bands and Orchestras to the End of the Second World War   ( 1999)
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DUBAND, Julian 1963-
Melbourne musician, composer, teacher & writer

My Incredible Creation – An IVF Journey 2018
(Illustrated by Jennifer Duband)
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ELLIOTT-KLEERKOPER, Marietta 1937-
Melbourne
poet
Heirloom: Second anthology of the Melbourne Child Survivors of the Holocaust  ( 2006)
(Joint Editor)
Island of Wakefulness (eland van waakzaamheid) (Hybrid 2006)
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ELISHA, Ron 1951-
Melbourne
Playwright
Einstein  ( 1986)
Esterhaz  ( 1990)
In Duty Bound  ( 1989)
Safe House  ( 1989)
The Levine Comedy  ( 1987)
Two  ( 1987)
The Goldberg Variations (2000)

Pax Americana
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ENCEL, Diana Sydney
author
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ENCEL, Sol 1925- 2010
Sydney
Sociologist &
writer
A Changing Australia  (1971)
Continuity, Commitment, and Survival: Jewish Communities in the Diaspora  ( 2003)
Out of the Doll’s House: Women in the Public Sphere   (1991)
(with Dorothy Campbell)
Obituary
Biographical information
Articles:
"Public Perceptions of the Public Administrator",
Australian Journal of Public Administration, XL (3),
September: 187-200. Daniel, Ann and Encel, Sol (1981)

Outlawing age discrimination: "Foreign lessons, UK choices" (2001)
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ENGELMAN, Matylda 1914-
Melbourne
writer
Journey Without End: an autobiography   ( 1977)
The End of the Journey: concluding Journey without end, an autobiography   ( 1978)
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EPSTEIN, Jan Melbourne
film writer & critic
Film writer, reviewer:
"Cinema Papers", "Australian Jewish News", ABC ("filmic representation of history" forum)

Articles
1992. 'Australian Films at Cannes'. Cinema Papers. n. 89 (August).
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EPSTEIN, Raphael Melbourne
journalist,
broadcaster & writer
Prisoner X   (2014) Buy books by this writer
ERLICH, Rita 1947-
Melbourne
journalist &
food writer
50 Fabulous Chocolate Cakes  (1995)
Colour me Healthy  (2001)
(co-auth with Dr Alice Murkies)
Melbourne By Menu  (2012)
Using Your Noodles (1996)

15 Minute Food (1998)

Colour me Healthy (Yellow) (2012)
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FACTOR, June 1936-
Melbourne
writer
A First Australian Poetry Book  (1983)
(Ed)
All Right Vegemite!  (1985)
Australian Childhood: An Anthology (   (1991)
(Ed)
Big Dipper   (1980-1982)
(Co-Ed) Series
Cinderella Dressed in Yella
Far Out Brussel Sprout   (1983)
Juicy Jumping Joke Book  (2000)
Kidspeak: A Dictionary of Australian Children's Words, Expressions and Games   (2000)
Ladles and Jellyspoons  (1989)
Lols: Best Jokes for Kids  (2012)
Micky the Mighty Magpie  (1986)
Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?  (1992)
Real Keen, Baked Bean!   (1989)
Roll Over Pavlova  (1992)
Summer   (1988)
Unreal Banana Peel   (1986)
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FAGENBLAT, Michael Melbourne
academic & writer
A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas's Philosophy of Judaism   (2010)
(Cultural Memory in the Present)
New Under the Sun : Jewish Australians on Religion, Politics and Culture  (2008)
Co-authors Fagenblat, Michael; Landau, Melanie and Wolski, Nathan
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FALK, Barbara 1910-2008
Melbourne
academic & writer
Caught in a Snare: Hitler's Refugee Academics 1933-1949  (1998)
No Other Home: An Anglo-Jewish Story 1833-1987   (1988)
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FEIN, Yvonne 1953-
Melbourne
writer
Choose Somebody Else  (2018)
On Edge  (1992)
The Torn Messiah  (2008)
Rachel Racing Time (2014)
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FELDSTEIN, Jack Scriptwriter
originally Sydney
currently New York
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FENIGER, Saba 1924-
Melbourne
writer
Short Stories, Long Memories (1999) Buy books by this writer
FIENBERG, Anna 1956-
English-born
Sydney writer
Borrowed Light   (1999)
Horrendo's Curse  (2002)
Joseph  (2003)
Tashi  (1995)
Tashi series: Tashi, Tashi & the Ghosts, Tashi & the Genie, Tashi & the Giant, Tashi & the Phoenix and more
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FIENBERG, Barbara info Bibliography Buy books by this writer
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FINKEL, Elizabeth Melbourne
academic & writer
Stem Cells: Controversy at the Frontiers of Science  (2005)
The Best Australian Science Writing   (2012)
The Genome Generation  (2012)
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FREADMAN, Richard 1951-
Melbourne
academic & writer
Shadow of Doubt: My Father and Myself  (2003)
This Crazy Thing A Life: Australian Jewish Autobiography  (2007)
Threads of Life: Autobiography and the Will  (2001)
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FREIBERG, Freda Film critic
& reviewer
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FREIMAN, Marcelle 1951-
Sydney
writer
Monkey’s Wedding  (1995)
White Lines (Vertical)  (2012)
Marcelle Freiman is a lecturer in creative writing and post-colonial literatures at Macquarie University, Sydney, and has completed her doctorate on the novels of J. M. Coetzee. Her book of poems Monkey’s Wedding (1995) was highly commended for the Mary Gilmore Prize in 1996. Her poetry is published in journals in Australia and England and has been read on radio and in performance.
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FRYDMAN, Gloria 1943- What a Life: A Biography of Paul Morawetz  (1995) Buy books by this writer
GARDNER, Helen 1939-
Melbourne
writer
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GAUDRON, Alfred W.

1947-

Sydney poet

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GAWENDA, Michael Melbourne
journalist & editor
American Notebook  (2007)
Rocky & Gawenda: The Story of a Man & His Mutt  (2010)
Editor of "The Age" newspaper 1997-2004
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GELBACH, Igor 1943-
Melbourne
writer
Confessions of a Clay Man   (2001)
Notes from the Esplanade  (2003)
Translated from the Russian by Rae Mathew
Tsaplin's Testimony  (2013)
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GETTLER, Leon 1958-
Melbourne
journalist & writer
An Unpromised Land  (1993)
Organisations Behaving Badly: A Greek Tragedy of Corporate Pathology   (2005)
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GINGOLD, Robert   Successful Ageing   (1993) Buy books by this writer
GLAS-WIENER, Sheva 1916- Children of the Ghetto  (1983) Buy books by this writer
GLASMAN, Eli Melbourne
writer
The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew Buy books by this writer
GOLD, Alan 1945-
Sydney
author
Berlin Song  (1999)
Jezebel  (2001)
Minyan  (1999)
The Final Candidate  (1995)
The Gift of Evil  (1998)
The Jericho Files  (1993)
The Lost Testament  (1994)
The Pirate Queen: The Story of Grace O'Malley, Irish Pirate  (2006)
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GOLDBLOOM, Goldie Writer, editor, teacher
Born in Perth
Gwen   (2017)
The Paperbark Shoe  (2011)
You Lose These and other stories   (2011)
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GOLDBLOOM, Sandra 1943- The Book of Rachel   (1998)
Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo began writing fiction at the age of 50.  Her first novel, The Book of Rachel was published by Allen & Unwin (1998). It was twice in both the Australian Book Review and The Age Top Ten lists.   Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo's short stories and poetry have been published in magazines and newspapers, including Westerly, Generation and The Age, and in an anthology of modern Australian Jewish writers, Enough Already (Allen & Unwin, 1999).
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GOLDENBERG, Howard 1946-
Melbourne
writer
Carrots and Jaffas  (2014)
My Father's Compass  (2007)
Raft   (2009)
The World Now: The Spiral  (2014)
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GOLDHAR, Pinchas 1901-1947 Stories of Australia   (1939 - reprinted 2016)
DERZEILUNGEN FUN AUSTRALIE
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GOLDSCHLAGER, Ron Melbourne
author
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GOLDSMITH, Andrea 1950- Facing the Music   (1994)
Gracious Living  (1990)
Modern Interiors   (1991)
The Memory Trap  (2017)
The Prosperous Thief   (2004)
Under the Knife  (1998)
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GOLVAN, Colin 1955-
Melbourne
writer
An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law   (1992)
Copyright Law and Practice  (2008)
The Distant Exodus: Australian Jews recall their immigration experiences  (1990)
Theatre Daze   (1990)
Words and Law   (1989)
Writers and the Law   (1986)
with Michael McDonald, Alan Kirsner and David Williamson.
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GONSKI, David 1953- I Gave a Gonski: Selected Speeches  (2015) Buy books by this writer
GOUCH, Gabrielle more Once, Only the Swallows Were Free  (2013) Buy books by this writer
GOULD, Lucy 1940- Empty Corners  (2000) Buy books by this writer
GRAY, Gary 1926-
Melbourne
short-story writer
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GREEN, John M 1953 - Born to Run   (2011)
Nowhere Man  (2010)
The Tao Deception   (2017)
The Trusted  (2013)
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GREENBERG, Nicki Melbourne
comic artist &
Illustrator
Hamlet   (2010)
Graphic novel
It's True! Squids Suck  (2006)
Operation Weasel Ball   (2007)
The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Bad Teacher. Worse Witch   (2018)
The Digits  (1990)
The Digits series
The Great Gatsby  (2007)
The Naughtiest Reindeer  (2014)
Children's books:
Operation Weasel Ball (2007)
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GRINBLAT, Kathy 1948-
Melbourne
writer
Children of the Shadows: Voices of the Second Generation   (2002)
Biographical details
Kathy was born in Paris, France, to Alexander and Marika Weinberger, young Holocaust survivors who had left their native Czechoslovakia in 1947. The family emigrated to Australia in 1950, and settled in Brisbane.
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GROSS, Dick 1954-
Melbourne
writer
Godless gospel, a modern guide to meaning and morality   (1999)
Money For Jam: How To Spread It And Not make A Mess  (1990)
The Third Space  (2014)
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GUNZBURG, Daniel Isaac 1968- Buy books by this writer
HALASZ, George Melbourne
writer &
psychiatrist
Cries Unheard: A New Look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2002) Buy books by this writer
HARARI, Fiona Sydney
journalist & writer
(originally Melbourne)
Elders (Ed.) (2010)

A Tragedy in Two Acts: Marcus Einfeld & Teresa Brennan (2011)


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HOFFMANN, Catherine 1948- Crystal (1987)

Forms of Bliss (1988)
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HOLKNER, Jean 1926-2004 Taking the Chook (1987)

Aunt Becky's Wedding and Other Traumas (1989)
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INDYK, Ivor Sydney
literary academic,
editor & publisher
Founder of Giramondo Publishing (1995) Buy books by this writer
JACOBSON, Anna 1987-
Brisbane artist
& poet
The Gravity of Bones (2013)

Crunchy, No Bruises (2013)
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JAFFE, Meredith   The Fence (2016) Buy books by this writer
JAWARY, Nita Melbourne
writer
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JOEL, Alexandra Sydney
writer
Rosetta : A Scandalous True Story (2016)
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JUBAL, Benjamin Newman 1902-1961 The smile of Herschale Handle (1947) Buy books by this writer
JUCHAU, Mireille 1969-
Sydney writer
Machines for Feeling (2001) Buy books by this writer
KAMINSKY, Leah 1959-
Melbourne
writer
Spilt Milk - ed Judith Rodriguez & Antoni Jach (poetry chapbook) 1988

ABC Guide to Poisons (1991)

Your Child’s Health - 4th edition (coauthor Prof Frank Oberklaid) 2006
(Extensive media reviews) (1st edition 1993)

Stitching Things Together (2010)

The Pen and the Stethoscope (Ed.) (2010)

Writer, M.D.: The Best Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction by Doctors (2012)
Cracking the Code (2015)

The Waiting Room (2015)



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KARIMI, Kooshyar 1968-
Melbourne
doctor & writer
I Confess: Revelations in Exile (2012) Buy books by this writer
KARPIN, Matthew 1959- In Our Own Day (1995)

The Thesis (forthcoming)
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KATZ, Danny Melbourne
writer &
columnist
Spit the Dummy (1999)

Bites: Big, Bad Bunnies: So cute, they're scary! (2007)
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KATZ, Lally 1978-
Melbourne
playright
Three Plays: The Eisteddfod / The Black Swan of Trespass / Smashed (2008)

Neighbourhood Watch (2011)

Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd / Return to Earth (2012)
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KEESING, Nancy 1923-1993
Sydney
author
Shalom: The Acclaimed Collection of Australian Jewish Stories (1988) Buy books by this writer
KHAZAM, Sandra 1968-
Melbourne
author
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KOFMAN, Lee 1973-
Melbourne
author
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KOHN, Peter 1955-
Melbourne
writer
Rachel's Chance (1987)

View from a Sandcastle (1998)
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KOHN, Rachael Sydney
writer &
broadcaster
The New Believers: Re-imagining God (2005)

Curious Obsessions : The History of Science and Spirituality (2007)
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KOVAL, Ramona 1954-
Melbourne
broadcaster
& writer
Samovar (1996)

Jewish Cooking, Jewish Cooks (2009)

Speaking Volumes: Conversations with Remarkable Writers (2011)

The Best Australian Essays 2011

The Best Australian Essays 2012

By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life (2013 reprint)
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KRAMER, Tom   From Emancipation to Catastrophe: The Rise and Holocaust of Hungarian Jewry (2000)

Contributor "Children of the Shadows"
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KROUK, Nora 1920-
Sydney
poet
Skin for Comfort

Warming the Core of Things (Hybrid 2001)

I am writing in English about Russian China: Poems and memoirs (2013)
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KUNA, Miriam Melbourne
author
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LAZAR, John 1801-1879
Sydney
& Adelaide
Theatrical writer (Pantomimes) Buy books by this writer
LEVI, Dr. John 1934- Australian Genesis: Jewish Convicts and Settlers 1788-1850 (1974)

The Forefathers (1976)

Rabbi Jacob Danglow: The Uncrowned Monarch of Australia's Jews (1995)

Season of Renewal: A Family Haggadah (2002)

These Are the Names (2006)

My Dear Friends: The Life of Rabbi Dr Herman Sanger (2009)
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LEVY, Barry Brisbane
author
(originally
Johannesburg)
Burning Bright (2004)

As If! (2008)

Shades of Exodus (2011)

The Terrorist (2012)

Sawdust (co-author) (2013)
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LEW, Dr Henry
         (Harry) R.
info
Melbourne
doctor &
author
Horace Brodzky (1987)

In Search of Derwent Lees  (1996)

The Five Walking Sticks (2000)
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LEWITT, Maria 1924- No Snow in December (1985) Buy books by this writer
LIBERMAN, Cassie   Buy books by this writer
LIBERMAN, Serge 1942-
Melbourne
doctor &
author
On Firmer Shores (1981)

A Universe of Clowns (1983)

The Life That I Have Led (1986)

The Battered and the Redeemed (1990)

Voices from the Corner (2000)

Where I Stand (2008)
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LICHTENSTEIN, Bronwen 1947- Buy books by this writer
LICHTER, Ida Sydney
writer & psychiatrist
Muslim Women Reformers: Inspiring Voices Against Oppression (2009) Buy books by this writer
LIPSKI, Sam Melbourne
journalist,
broadcaster & editor
Let My People Go  (2015)
Co-author with Suzanne Rutland
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LURIE, Morris 1938-
Melbourne
writer
Many titles including:
Inside the Wardrobe (1975) - stories

Flying Home (1978)

A Whole Life (1988)

Rappaport

Outrageous Behaviour

Snow Jobs

The twenty-Seventh Annual African Hippopotamus Race

The Story of Imelda, Who was small
The Secret Strength of Children (2001)

To Light Attained  (2008)

Hergesheimer in the Present Tense (2014)
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MANE, Gilbert Sydney
writer
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MANN, Leon Melbourne
academic & author
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MARIN, Bernard 1950-
Melbourne
writer
My Father, My Father (2002) Buy books by this writer
MARGO, Jill   Frank Lowy - Pushing the Limits

Man Maintenance

Man Maintenance 2
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MARKS, Harry 1923-1977 The Heart Is Where the Hurt Is (1966)

Unicorn among the Wattles (1979)
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MARKS, Stan 1929-
Melbourne
writer
God Gave You One Face (1964)

The Holocaust and 21st Century
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MARKUS, Andrew Melbourne
academic
& writer
Australia's Immigration Revolution
Immigration and Nation Building: Australia and Israel Compared
John Howard
Surrender Australia:
Race: John Howard and the Remaking of Australia (2001)

Immigration and Nation Building: Australia and Israel Compared (2011)
A Second Chance: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne
Australia's Immigration Revolution (co-authour) (2010)
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MARTIN, David 1915-1997 Many books, including:
The Young Wife (1962)

Where a Man Belongs (1969)
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MAX, Helen Melbourne
writer
Searching For Yesterday Buy books by this writer
MELTZER, Gloria Nimbin, NSW
writer
Only in Sri Lanka (2015) Buy books by this writer
MILLER, Deborah Masel 1957-2011
Melbourne
writer
The Maisonettes (2004)

In the Cleft of the Rock: Writings on the Five Books of Moses (2009)

Soul to Soul: Writings from Dark Places (2011)
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MOUSTAFINE, Mara 1952-
Sydney
writer
Secrets and Spies (2002) Buy books by this writer
MYER, Rod 1955-
Melbourne
writer
The Story of Victor Smorgon: Living the Dream Buy books by this writer
NASEBY, Eileen 1943- Ursula: A Voyage of Love and Drama (2006) Buy books by this writer
NAYMAN, Michele 1956- What You Love You Are (1977)

Faces You Can't Find Again (1980) - stories

Somewhere Else (1989)

Jetlag (1994)
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OLIVER, Esther 1965-
Poet
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PALTI, Uri 1939-
Melbourne
author
Dream is another word for Hope
The Lady from Mt. Tamborine
Where the Cranes Fly
Letters in One Direction (short stories)  (1998)

Where the Cranes Fly (short stories) (2008)

The Lady from Mt. Tamborine (short stories) (2013)

Dream is another word for Hope (a novel) (2013)
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PERLMAN, Elliot 1964-
Melbourne
author
Three Dollars (1998)

The Reasons I Won't Be Coming (1999)

Seven Types of Ambiguity (2005)

The Street Sweeper (2012)

Good Morning, Again
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PERLSTONE, Phyllis Sydney poet You Chase After Your Likeness (2002)
The Edge of Everything (2007)
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PIZER, Marjorie 1920-
Sydney
poet
A Poet’s Life 1963-2005

Seasons of Love (1975)

Selected Poems 1963-1983 (1984)

Equinox (1987)

Journeys (1992)

To You the Living, Poems for Comfort and Healing (1992)

Below the Surface; Reflections on Life and Living with Anne Spencer Parry. (1994)

Await the Spring (1998)

A Fortunate Star (2001)
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POLACK, Gillian 1961-
Canberra
academic & writer
Illuminations (2002) Buy books by this writer
PRESSER, BRAM info Cumbs (short story) (2012) Buy books by this writer
RAFAEL, Rivqa Sydney
Editor & Writer
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RAVER, Miki   Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible (1998)

She Is Wisdom: A Celebration Of The Feminine Divine (2004)
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REICH, Joe 1940- I Know Precious Little (2011)

Book of the Weak (2013)
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RICHTER, Anne   Arts & Crafts of Indonesia (1994) Buy books by this writer
RIEMER, Andrew 1936- The Habsburg Café (1993)

Inside Outside: Life Between Two Worlds (1995)

Between the Fish and the Mudcake

A Family History of Smoking
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REITER, David 1947- Hemingway in Spain and Selected Poems

Triangles

Letters we never sent

The Gallery

Kiss and Tell

Sharpened Knife
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ROSENBERG, Jacob 1922-2008 Lives and Embers

East Of Time

"The Great Survivor" - article in The Age Books

Interview with Ramona Koval on "Books & Writing"
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ROSENTHAL, Lesley Sharon 1953- Milkshakes, Men and Melodies (1994)

Schmattes : Stories of Fabulous Frocks, Funky Fashion and Flinders Lane
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ROSS, Dina Melbourne
playwright
Chrysalis (2008)
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RUBENSTEIN, Kim 1965-
Canberra
academic & writer
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RUTLAND, Suzanne Sydney
academic &
author
Articles:
Postwar anti-Jewish refugee hysteria: a case of racial or religious bigotry?: An article from: Journal of Australian Studies

Three "rich uncles in America": the Australian Immigration Project and American Jewry.: An article from: American Jewish History

Books:


Pages of history: A century of the Australian Jewish Press (1995)

With one voice: A history of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies (1998)

Edge of the Diaspora:
Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia (2001)

If You Will It, It Is No Dream: The Moriah Story 1943-2003

The Jews in Australia (2006)

Triumph of the Jewish spirit: 40 years of the Jewish Communal Appeal 1967 - 2007
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SACKVILLE, Kerry Sydney
writer &
columnist
My Husband Does the Dishes
When My Husband Does the Dishes (2012)
The Little Book of Anxiety: Confessions from a Worried Life (2012)
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SAFRAN, John Melbourne
writer
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SCHWARTZ, Baba 1927- The May Beetles : My First Twenty Years (2016)


The Lost Art of Baking with Yeast (2010)
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SCHWARZ, Michelle 1966-
Melbourne
writer
One Split Second: The Death of David Hookes and the Trial of Zdravko Micevic (2006)

A Question of Power: The Geoff Clark Case (2008)
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SHAIAK, Gedaliah 1905-1983
Born in Poland;
arrived in Australia 1949
Force and Defiance - Der opgot in fayer (Yiddish) (1982) Buy books by this writer
SHAVITSKY, Ziva Mebourne
academic & writer
The Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes Buy books by this writer
SHENFIELD   Buy books by this writer
SKOVRON, Alex 1948-
Melbourne
poet
The Rearrangement (1988)

Sleeve Notes (1992)

Infinite City (1999)

Autographs: 56 poems in prose (2008)


Reviews of Alex Skovron's books
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SINGER, Ivan 1922-2008 My Father's Blessing, My Salvation (2002)

The Colour of Liberty (2006)
a sequel of the first book. It deals with 20 years of life after the war.
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SINGER, Peter 1946-
Philosopher
& writer
Full list of publications

Writings on an Ethical Life

Practical Ethics

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement
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SINGER, Renata 1947- Older and Bolder: Life after 60 (2015)
The Front of the Family (2001)
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SLONIM, Eva 1931- Gazing at the Stars (2014) Buy books by this writer
SPRING, Joseph 1927- Buy books by this writer
STEIN, Darren 1973-
Sydney artist,
writer & poet
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STONE, Deborah Melbourne
journalist & editor
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STONE, Nina (ed) 1935- Silent no more: Melbourne child survivors of the Holocaust : anthology Buy books by this writer
SUGARMAN, Nancy more Common Ground: An Anthology of Stories Written by Assyrian, Jewish and Sudanese Women (2006) Buy books by this writer
SUTTNER, Immanuel Sydney poet Immanuel Suttner was born in South Africa, lived in Israel for ten years, and now resides in Sydney.
He has published fiction and non-fiction for children, and a collection of verse, Hidden & Revealed (Quartz/Snailpress 2007).
His poems have also been published in literary journals in South Africa, Israel and Australia, and anthologised in several collections.
His most recent book was "The African Animal Football Cup", which won the Inaugural Fiction Prize at the Woollahra Local Writer's Word Festival.
He enjoys singing, bushwalking and Hebrew poetry.

Cutting Through the Mountain: Interviews with South African Jewish Activists

Learn About South Africa (2007)
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SZEGO, Julie Melbourne
writer
The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama Buy books by this writer
TAFT, Margaret 1953 - A Second Chance: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne Buy books by this writer
TAKAC, Esther more Genesis-The Book With Seventy Faces: A Guide for the Family (2008)

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TEDESCHI, Mark 1952-
Sydney barrister, photographer & authour
Eugenia : A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage (2012)


Shooting Around Corners (2012)


Murder at Myall Creek (2016)
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TORSH, Daniela Sydney
writer
“School’s Out” published by Penguin in 1975 with co author Ken Newcombe. A book about what Australian kids would like their school to be.

A Women’s Education Catalogue (1976)
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TUMARKIN, Maria 1974- Traumascapes: The Power and Fate of Places Transformed by Tragedy (2005)
Courage (2007)
Otherland: A Journey with My Daughter (2011)
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ULMAN, VIvienne 1948-
Melbourne
writer
Alzheimer's: A Love Story  (2010) Buy books by this writer
UNGLIK, Ari Melbourne
writer
Henderson's: The First 100 Years (1993)

Between a rock and a hard place: The story of the development of the EPA (1996)

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses : A Recipe For Success : Four Generations Of Baking Excellence (1997)

(2001) Building A Life: Ted Lustig's Story
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VAJDA, Frank

1935-
Melbourne
neurologist
& writer

Saved to Remember : Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and After (2016) Buy books by this writer
VALENT, Paul 1938-
Melbourne psychiatrist
& writer
Child Survivors: Adults living with childhood trauma
Review

From Survival to Fulfilment: A Framework for the Life-Trauma Dialectic (Series in Trauma and Loss) (1998)

Child Survivors of the Holocaust (2002)

In Two Minds: Tales of a Psychotherapist (2009) 
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VARGA, Susan 1943-
Sydney
writer
Heddy and Me (1994)

Happy Families (1999)
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VEROLME, Hetty 1930-
Perth-based
writer
The Childrens House of Belsen  2000
Now published in Australia, England, Holland, Germany, Italy and France.
A film is in the works: stay tuned to this page for details as they come to hand.

Hetty: A True Story (2010)
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VERSTANDIG, Mark 1912-2002 I Rest My Case (1995) Buy books by this writer
WATEN, Judah 1911-1985 Alien Son (1952)

Unbending (1954)

Distant Land (1965)

So Far No Further (1971)
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WELDON, Andrew 1971- The Kid with the Amazing Head (1998)

Clever Trevor's Stupendous Inventions (1999)

I'm so sorry little man, I thought you were a hand-puppet (2002)
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WEYLAND, Marcel 1927- The Boy on the Tricycle (2016)


My Animated Life - Yoram Gross (2011)


Polish Poetry : From World War I to the End of World War II, Plus a Postscript (2010)
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WOLSKI, Nathan   New Under the Sun : Jewish Australians on Religion, Politics and Culture (2006)

A Journey into the Zohar: An Introduction to the Book of Radiance (2010)
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WYNHAUSEN, Elisabeth 1946-2013 Manly Girls (1989)

Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market (2005)

On Resilience (Little Books on Big Themes) (2010)

The Short Goodbye: A Skewed History of the Last Boom and the Next Bust (2011)
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ZABLE, Arnold 1947-
Melbourne
writer
Glenn's Story (film script, 1979)

Clown Boy (children's book, 1982)

The River Man (children's book, 1982)

Jewels and Ashes (Scribe, 1991)

Wanderers and Dreamers: Tales of Yiddish Theatre in Australia

Café Scheherazade (Text Publishing, 2001)

The Fig Tree (Text Publishing, 2002)

Scraps of Heaven (Text Publishing, 2004)

Violin Lessons (2011)
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ZAIL, Suzy 1966- The Wrong Boy (2012)
Playing for the Commandant Alexander Altman (2014)

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ZASLAVSKY, Alice Melbourne
food writer
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ZAWATZKY, Joan Melbourne
writer
Scent of Oranges (2008)

There's a Light at the End of the Tunnel

A compassionate guide to dealing with depression.

The Third Generation (2012)
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ZOHAR, Seree Poet based
in Israel
And While Vivaldi Plays

Benita

Encaged

The Haircutter
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ZUCKERMAN, Ghil'ad Adelaide
academic & writer
Israelit Safa Yafa (Israeli, A Beautiful Language) (2008)

Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew (2003)
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ZWI, Rose 1928- Biographical notes
Born in Mexico between 1926 and 1930. Zwi moved with her parents to South Africa in 1930. They were originally from Lithuania. In 1949, she made Aliyah to Israel in an effort to move away from Apartheid, spent some time in London, and then moved back to South Africa in 1953. Zwi graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) in 1967 with an Honours degree in English Literature. Rose worked as book editor at Ravan Press between 1979 and 1981, and began visiting black townships to take part in illegal poetry readings. In 1988, Rose moved to Australia, where she continued publishing her books. Rose has also written short stories, including "Stones", which won the Thomas Pringle award for best short story.

The Inverted Pyramid Ravan Press (Johannesburg, 1981)

Exiles Ad Donker (Craighall, South Africa, 1984)

The Umbrella Tree (New York, 1990)
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ZWICKY, Fay 1933-
Melbourne
writer
Biographical notes
Fay was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1933. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with an MA, and began publishing poems and short stories in the 1950's. She had a career as a concernt pianist for several years, and then took up a position as Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia in their English department from 1972 to 1987. Zwicky was a member of the Literature Board. In 1982, Zwicky was writer-in-residence at Macquarie University (Sydney). In 1984, she was writer-in-residence at Rollins College in Florida (USA), and in 1985, moved to LaTrobe University (Melbourne).

Zwicky has worked overseas in Indonesia, Europe and America. She received the New South Wales Premier's Award in 1982, and the Western Australian Premier's Award in 1991 for poetry. She has published approximately 259 works, including reviews, criticisms, poetry,
and short stories. Some of her most recognised works include:

Isaac Babel's Fiddle (Poetry, 1975)

Kaddish and Other Poems (Poetry, 1982)

Journeys: Poetry of Judith Wright, Rosemary Hobson, Gwen Harwood and Dorothy Hewitt   (Editor, 1982)

The Lyre in the Pawnshop: Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984 (Critical Essays, 1986)

Fay Zwicky: Poems 1970-1992 (1993)

Picnic (2006)
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Write Your Story

The program of the Makor Jewish Community Library, Melbourne.

Both the Lamm Library and Jewish Holocaust Centre Library assist local Jewish writers seeking to publish their memoirs.

The Holocaust Centre helps to publish memoirs written by Holocaust survivors who are directly engaged with the Holocaust Centres as current or past volunteers.

The Lamm Library, through their continuing Makor Write Your Story program, fosters the publication of Jewish non-fiction stories of a vast array of Jewish topics by the Melbourne Jewish community.

Authors include:
Ajzen, Chaim Chaim Ajzen Remembers
Ajzner, Hania Hania’s War
Altman, Kitia Memories Of Ordinary People
Arnstein, Lenke Recurring Dreams
Barnett,Mel Arnaff Good f'r a Dalston Boy: An East London Childhood
Beckwith, Doreen Full Circle: The Story of a Chained Woman
Benjamin, Sydney A.B. A Full House
Boas, Bernard A. The Five Books Of Boas
Buckner, Ille Starts and Pauses
Censor, Maria Letters To My Mother
Cherny, Sylvia Who is Sylvia?
Cooper, Leo The Long Road to the Lucky Country
Eidelson, Meyer Books, Tanks and Radios
Eisfelder, Horst ‘Peter’ Chinese Exile: My Years in Shanghai and Nanking
Erlanger, Arnold Choose Life
Fabian, Garry A Look Back Over My Shoulder
Fisher, Myra Cossacks, Cockneys And Colonials
Friedmann, Jakob Reluctant soldier : a Jewish Partisan’s Story
Gardner, Helen My Mother’s Child
Ginzburg, George A Will to Live: Autobiography
Goldberg, Paulette Just Think It Never Happened
Goldrei, Naomi The Champions Of My Childhood
Goldstein, Guta There Will Be Tomorrow
Gould, Lucy Empty Corners
Gray, Gary A Spoonful of Soup: and Other Stories
Grinblat, Ian Nachum Zalman Gurewicz : a life
Gust, Itzhak Such Was Life
Haberfeld, Lusia Lauferin : The Runner Of Birkenau
Harari, Mayer Second Exodus
Jawary, Sabiha Baghdad I Remember
Kay, David as told to Ian Grinblat Tough Kid : Surviving Siberia in Style
Korda, Teri My Dear Andrea And Andris
Korn, Henri Saviours, the Story of a Jewish Altar Boy
Kozminsky-Meyerowitz, Mena Keeping the Promise: Memories of a War Bride from Israel
Leperere, Helen Memoirs And Reflections
Mandelbaum, Rae Echoes From The Past: The Rifka Norman Story T
Marks, Eva A Patchwork Life
Max, Helen Searching For Yesterday: a Photographic Essay about My Mother, a Holocaust Sorvivor
Philips, Hartog (Harry) Just Call Me Harry: Growing Up in A Dutch Village
Randles, Shirley No Locked Doors
Reisman, Kathy More Than Nine Lives
Robin, Moshe and Stefa Stepping Into Life
Rosenberg, Elfie Serry And Me: Kindertransport and Beyond
Rosner, Maurie The Bell Tolls For Thee and Other Short Stories
Roth, Marianne An Intricate Collage
Rubin, Wolf Wolf: Surviving By Art
Schimmel, Marilyn Pola’s Story
Schreiber, Vera The Porcelain Doll
Schwartz, Schmul Under Red Skies
Schwarz, Tess The First Forty Families: Bringing My Family Tree and Forest to Life
Searle, Freda Memory’s Wings And Apron Strings
Skall, Lily My Story
Stern, Max My Stamp on Life
van Rijsdijk, Mink The Shoes of a Foundling
Wroby, Godel My Battle for Survival
Zylberman, Halina Swimming Under Water

THANK YOU

Thank you to those readers who contributed suggestions, corrected links and love this database!
Special special thanks go to David Ad?s, author of "Mapping the World" and a great friend of this project.

THANK YOU

Thank you to those readers who contributed suggestions, corrected links and love this database!
Special special thanks go to David Ad?s, author of "Mapping the World" and a great friend of this project.

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