Esther Safran Foer, author of I Want You to Know We’re Still Here will be live in conversation from Washington DC with Tali Lavi.
The book tells the true story which inspired the internationally bestselling novel ‘Everything is Illuminated’ by her son, Jonathan Safran Foer.
Esther Safran Foer’s parents, who came to the U.S. in 1949, were the only members of their respective families to survive the Holocaust, but their harrowing experiences were never spoken about. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy.
Her book details everything Esther came to learn about herself and the extraordinary lengths her family went to in order to survive persecution and duress.
Tali Lavi is a writer and critic (literary, theatre, film and TV) whose work has been published in Australian Book Review, The Monthly, Sydney Review of Books and Garden Among Fires: A Lockdown Anthology (2020). She is the former Co-Program Manager at Melbourne Jewish Book Week. Tali has interviewed writers for Melbourne Jewish Book Week, Adelaide Writers’ Week, Melbourne Writers Festival and Sydney Jewish Writers Festival. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from RMIT University.