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Sunday, June 7 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The novel that inspired JoJo Rabbit and the relevance of Holocaust literature today

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David Cohen was one of the first New Zealand writers to discover “Caging Skies”, having met and interviewed Christine Leunens for the NZ Listener magazine early in its New Zealand shelf life. For this session, he meets up again with the now internationally famous author to talk about her life, the success of the JoJo Rabbit film that was inspired by her book, and the relevance of Holocaust literature in the 21st century.

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Christine Leunens

Christine Leunens is the New Zealand-Belgian author of three novels: “Primordial Soup”, “Caging Skies”, and “A Can of Sunshine”. “Caging Skies”, the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film, Jojo Rabbit, has been nominated in France for the Prix Médicis and... Read More →
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David Cohen

David Cohen is the author of six books, and has co-authored or contributed essays to several others, including “Jewish Lives in New Zealand” and “Ima: An Israeli Mother’s Kitchen”. “Book of Cohen” was about the late Leonard Cohen and his book on New Zealand politics... Read More →

Sunday June 7, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST