From Hungarian family secrets to spicy Iraqi tales, these delightful young local authors talk about their personal Jewish heritage that both drove them to write two very different books. Join us at Waverley Library for:
In conversaton with authors Eva Novy and Elana Benjamin facilitated by Susan Bures AM
Thursday 8 October 2015
7:00 pm to 8 .30 pm
|Venue:||Theatrette, Level 1, Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction|
Free but bookings essential
|RSVP:||Book online here|
Eat, Pray, Naches … food, faith and the joys of Jewish life are discovered in chatting with Eva (Darling, Impossible!) and Elana (My Mother’s Spice Cupboard).
Novelist Eva Novy spins her story around a young woman who wants to uncover the Hungarian world kept from her by family.
Elana Benjamin, whose book is subtitled A Journey from Baghdad to Bombay to Bondi, celebrates her “Baghdadi” Indian roots and her community which thrived in turn of the century Bombay.
Eva and Elana both went to the same Jewish day school and yet their worlds are so different, reflecting the mosaic of backgrounds characteristic of the Jews of Waverley.