Marina Benjamin

Marina Benjamin’s books include the memoirs Last Days in Babylon (longlisted for the Wingate Prize), The Middlepause (finalist for the Art Foundation’s Creative Non-fiction Award) and Insomnia. Her essays have appeared in Granta, Aeon and the Paris Review and her journalism is published in Prospect, The Guardian, The New Statesman and New York Times. Her latest memoir A Little Give completes her midlife trilogy.


In conversation with Marina Benjamin: Secret Messengers – housework, sleepless nights and midlife crises

What do these experiences all have in common? They are times when uninvited introspection and reflection rise from the shadows to unsettle us. These are the deep waters in which British author and journalist Marina Benjamin bathes. Senior editor at Aeon, a digital magazine of ideas and culture, her insightful and lyrical writing deftly explores...

Sunday August 18, 2024

Melbourne Jewish Book Week Opening Night Gala: Of Ghosts and Golems

Step into an evening of grand theatricality as our writers and performers dazzle us with mystical tales, dipping their toes in the dark landscapes of ghosts and golems. Prepare to be enchanted, entertained, and transported across the shtetls and oceans of your dreams, all the way from Prague to Ripponlea. Hosted and curated by award- winning author,...

Saturday August 17, 2024