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Sarah Krasnostein & Maria Tumarkin

After the runaway success of Sarah Krasnostein’s debut The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster, Sarah spent time in Australia and the US talking to six extraordinary people who held fast to a belief even though it rubbed against the grain of conventional wisdom. Her research culminated in The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith, a deeply humane and deftly drawn enquiry into the power of belief. Sarah is joined by author of Axiomatic, Maria Tumarkin, to explore the writing process behind her remarkable works, the tension between non-fiction and confession, and the ceaseless lure of curious subjects.