Tali Lavi

Tali Lavi is a writer, critic and public interviewer whose work has appeared in The Jewish Quarterly, The Saturday Paper, Australian Book Review and other publications. Her essay ‘Counting’ was published in Marina Benjamin’s Garden Among Fires: A Lockdown Anthology. She has an MA in Creative Writing (RMIT University), has written a play (Tales of Ash) and is currently working on a longer form work. Tali has interviewed writers for various writers festivals. She was on MJBW’s programming team (2013-2023) and Programming Co-Manager with Janine Schloss (2019-21).


In conversation with Hila Blum: On Love and Literature

Israeli novelist Hila Blum will speak to Tali Lavi about love and literature. Delving into How to Love Your Daughter, a masterful story of intense psychological suspense which dissects a fractured relationship between a mother and daughter, they will further explore the profound relationship between readers and literature and the ways upon which stories might...

Sunday August 18, 2024

Yiddish hauntings in new fiction and film

Join Tali Lavi in conversation with Eleanor Reissa, Leah Kaminsky and Rebecca Margolis as they speak of the power of Yiddish in representing the Ashkenazi Jewish experience in new fiction, television and film. What happens when today’s artists employ Yiddish in their work? This session will draw upon the mysterious and the uncanny in reimagining...

Sunday August 18, 2024

The Beth Din of Books: Best reads from those in the know

Now an annual fixture on the Melbourne Jewish Book Week calendar, The Beth Din of Books brings together writers and critics Tali Lavi, Elissa Goldstein and Bram Presser as they preside over some of the best new Jewish books around. Fun, irreverent but deeply imbued with a love of the written word, the Beth Din...

Sunday August 18, 2024