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Writers on Mondays: Maria Tumarkin

Writers on Mondays: Maria Tumarkin

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  • Mon 12 Aug, 12:15pm – 1:15pm


Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Axiomatic: Maria Tumarkin in conversation with Chris Price

Cultural historian and writer Maria Tumarkin moved from the Ukraine to Australia at age 15. Her latest book applies a freewheeling intelligence to five common axioms such as ‘time heals all wounds’, interrogating their accuracy and adequacy in the face of trauma. “Maria Tumarkin’s shape-shifting Axiomatic deploys all the resources of narrative, reportage and essay,” writes Pankaj Mishra in the Guardian.

“It is a work of great power and beauty.” Tumarkin is the author of three other acclaimed books of ideas: Traumascapes, Courage, and Otherland. She also collaborates with visual artists, psychologists and public historians, and teaches writing at the University of Melbourne. She appears in conversation with Chris Price.

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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