The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death and Faith
with Sarah Krasnostein / Chaired by Rebecca Huntley
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Sarah Krasnostein’s first book, The Trauma Cleaner, was a runaway bestseller and swept literary prizes nationally. Her new book is The Believer, an exploration of the power of belief. In it, she listens to the “human song of longing for the unattainable”, with each note in the song a story of unshakeable and often unfathomable faith. The stories are told to her by six extraordinary individuals – including Death Doulas, Ghostbusters, Creationists and survivors of domestic violence – individuals Sarah meets, follows, interrogates and seeks to understand in this profound and deeply compassionate book.
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Sarah Krasnostein is a writer and a legal researcher with a doctorate in criminal law. Her first book, The Trauma Cleaner, won the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Prize for Non-Fiction in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards as well as the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction. Sarah lives in Melbourne and spends part of the year working in New York City. Her latest book is The Believer: Encounters with love, death & faith.
Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's most experienced social researchers and former director of The MindandMood Report, the longest running measure of the nation's attitudes and trends. How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference is her sixth book.