News story in The Observer
To coincide with the paperback edition’s U.S. launch this week, The Observer published an article offering a taste of some of the new material. Here’s the headline and opening sentence:
Family’s quest for truth reveals top insurer’s link to SS death camps
Dina Gold researched her family’s Berlin past – and uncovered a dark secret dating from the Nazi era.
This morning I was interviewed by Ellen Fanning for “Life Matters” ahead of the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, which begins at the weekend.
Australian Jewish News
I will be appearing at the Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival on August 28.
In anticipation of the event, the Australian Jewish News has written a very nice article about what’s in store.
Festival director Michael Misrachi says he is excited about this year’s festival, which follows the success of the 2015 event which attracted more than 650 people.
“We have a great program lined up for this year’s festival, which will build on the success of our sold-out events that we have held this year with Etgar Keret, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Eva Clarke,” explains Misrachi.
“We are continuing with our theme, ‘books are just the beginning’, because the festival covers so many interesting ideas and discussions that go beyond the written word.
“Books are the springboard for a variety of ideas and issues, and the authors taking part in the festival cover a whole range of genres such as fiction, non-fiction and memoirs.”
Dina Gold’s story is in the spirit of the Helen Mirren movie Woman In Gold – it’s a saga about redeeming property that was looted by the Nazis, and which resonates strongly.
Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia
A very nice review by Liz Spikol in the Jewish Exponent.
Here are a couple of excerpts:
Gold’s endearing mix of humility and tenacity dominates her quest for justice, which is carefully laid out in her book’s suspenseful and multilayered narrative.
Gold’s investigative skills serve her well in unraveling some family mysteries, but Stolen Legacy doesn’t read like a dry newspaper account or objective report. Instead, it’s a deeply personal story, one shot through with love and devotion to her mother and grandmother.