Not many people know this, but I wrote large chunks of The Book of Dirt in a basement in Huntington Woods. It was bloody cold, but it was the isolation chamber I needed. Well, I’ve been dying to
After an amazing trip overseas (thanks Jewish Book Council, McNally Jackson and, especially, Stefan Merrill Block), I’ll be back in Australia next week just in time for a couple of awesome event
Plutzing! I’m on the latest episode of Tablet Magazine’s awesome Unorthodox podcast, chatting to Stephanie about digging the dirt on my family, forcing people to drink unsavoury liquids fr
I’m thrilled to be making my New York bookstore debut this Tuesday at the the legendary McNally Jackson in Soho. I’ll be chatting to bestselling author and all-round excellent guy Stefan M
It’s been far too long since I posted here but it’s all been certifiably nuts at the moment so I’m glad to have some quiet time to let you know what’s been going on. I recently
I’ve recently done two great podcast interviews that I’m excited to share with you. First up is Words and Nerds, where Dani and I chatted all things writing, memory, family and mythology.
HOLY KREPLACH! The Book of Dirt has won this year’s Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction at the National Jewish Book Awards. Thanks a billion to the Jewish Book Council of America. This schlub from
Thrilled to let you know that The Book of Dirt has been named the winner of this year’s Voss Literary Prize. A great way to end the year! Happy holidays, all.
Having a ball on this wild American ride, and to finish it off I’ll be going back to my punk DIY roots for a double header pop-up book launch with MaNishtana, thanks to the excellent people at H
Exciting arrival in the mail! I finally got my hands on the Chinese edition of The Book of Dirt. I loved the cover when I first saw it on email, but I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful the book
In a totally unexpected and exciting turn of events, The Book of Dirt was long listed for the Waverley Library Award for Literature. Fondly known as The Nib, the award was established in 2002 to recog
I’m absolutely thrilled to reveal the Chinese cover for The Book of Dirt, which will be published soon by the lovely people at Kuwei Publishing.
Well, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards kicked off one heck of month, with May stuffed full of amazing events. At Sydney Writers Festival, I had a blast on two panels: And The Winner Is… w
I’m so thrilled to announce that The Book of Dirt has won three prizes at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. In what was a fantastic event and a thrilling night, the novel picked up The Ch
Absolutely thrilled to let you know that The Book of Dirt has been shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. And what an honour it is to be sitt
Apologies for the radio silence – I’ve been in my usual summer hibernation mode for the past month and a half. Lots to tell, though! The Wheeler Centre just released their new program and
What a couple of weeks! More great reviews in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. Check them out here. That brings review season to something of an end, so I made a little picture pullin
Some great reviews have come in over the past few days from the likes of Australian Book Review, Good Reading Magazine and ANZ LitLovers. Be sure to check them out here. This Wednesday I’ll be d
Last Thursday saw the third instalment in my In Conversation triptych. Thanks to all the wonderful people who came out to listen and extra special thanks to my three interlocutors who were all, in the
On Thursday night, Arnold Zable launched The Book of Dirt at Memo Music Hall in Melbourne. It was a night of feasting, drinking, great music and, quite possibly, a golem hiding in the rafters. Thanks
Official publication week for The Book of Dirt has now come and gone, and what a week it was! News came in on Publication Day (August 28) that the book has already gone into reprint. Meanwhile, there
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 t
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.
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
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, obvi
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
Well hello there book fiend and/or punk rock reprobate, and welcome to BramPresser.com. With just over a month to go before the release of Bram’s debut novel, The Book of Dirt, he thought it mig