Linda Margolin Royal

Linda Royal was born in Sydney. Her family received life-saving transit visas from Chiune Sugihara in 1940, allowing them to escape the Holocaust – and find a permanent, safe home in Australia in 1941. The remainder of her family, numbering in the hundreds, were murdered. Her debut novel, The Star on the Grave, historical fiction inspired by the true story of her family’s rescue is therefore a labour of love to which she is now devoting her life. Linda initially wrote it as a film script, which is in development thanks to grants from Screen Australia and NSW.


When Fact Becomes Fiction: Bringing history to life

The scale of history can be overwhelming. Fiction allows us to focus on the individual. Our panel of Australian Jewish authors has recently published four acclaimed novels all with Jewish protagonists. A life in middle-class Vienna upended by the Great War; a woman leading an extraordinary spy ring in Palestine; a self-effacing Japanese diplomat saving...

Sunday August 18, 2024