Bram spoke with Nitza Lowenstein on SBS Radio’s Hebrew Program this past Sunday about his family, the quest to rescue their stories from the myths that were built around them and the long road to writing The Book of Dirt. If you missed it, check it out here. And don’t worry, it’s in English.
On the Australian Book Design Association blog, Warren from the wonderful Embiggen Books has named The Book of Dirt his top pick for September. Amazing recognition for WH Chong’s inspired cover. Check out the ABDA site here!
With only nine days left until The Book of Dirt hits the shelves, a huge 5 page extract from the first section of the novel was published in Good Weekend Magazine (The Age in Melbourne and The Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney). Get your eyes into it here!
So this happened yesterday. Hothouse Studios in St Kilda with all-round legend Craig Harnath. Can’t tell you why just yet. Only know that it is for something extremely fun and silly. Which, obviously, is not The Book of Dirt: The Musical.
With just over a fortnight to go before The Book Of Dirt hits the shelves, now’s the time to check out the first couple of trailers in the series.
The Book of Dirt: Jakub and Daša
Bram’s grandparents, Jakub and Daša, took their stories to the grave. It was only years after they died that Bram happened upon a newspaper article purporting to tell Jakub’s extraordinary story and set him on the search to discover the truth. So began the eight year quest to uncover and reimagine what lay beneath the silence.
The Book of Dirt: A Grandson’s Search
A walk through the abandoned spaces of Theresienstadt and Birkenau. During his search, Bram was granted unprecedented access into the usually off-limits abandoned spaces of Theresienstadt. Then, when visiting Birkenau, he found his way into a closed off subcamp, the same place where Jakub had been imprisoned seventy years beforehand.