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Julian Borger: I Seek a Kind Person (Sydney Writers Festival)

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to the Mackay region.

“I seek a kind person who will educate my intelligent boy, aged 11.” An extraordinary 1938 personal advertisement that started Julian Borger’s quest into his father’s past and the story of Holocaust survival.

Julian Borger is The Guardian’s World Affairs Editor, based in Washington. He covered the Balkan wars in the 1990s. He also served as The Guardian’s Middle East correspondent in Jerusalem and its Washington Bureau Chief. Julian was part of the Guardian team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for its coverage of the Snowden files on mass surveillance. I Seek A Kind Person is his second book. His first, The Butcher’s Trail, was published in 2016.

After the wild success of Live & Local in 2023, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to your local library in 2024 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you. Find other Sydney Writers Festival sessions here.

View the Sydney Writers Festival reading list here.

Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

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Conditions of Booking

• A ticket is required for each person attending this event

• If any of the attendees booked in feel unwell or if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking.

• This session may be filmed/photographed, if you do not wish to be filmed, please make it known to our team at the beginning of the session.

• Hearing loops are available for use at our programs and events. If you would benefit from using this technology at an event you attend, please let us know prior to the event.

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• Please arrive promptly to each event that you have registered to attend.

• Allow time for travel and parking. You can find information about our library locations at www.mackay.qld.gov.au/contactus

• Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx