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Arnold Zable - Writer & Storyteller
Arnold Zable is an award winning writer, novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate situated in Melbourne, Australia.


New book: The Watermill

Arnold Zable's new book The Watermill is to be published on March 3rd 2020. More details forthcoming. "The four stories of The Watermill, by widely-loved novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate Arnold Zable, take place around the world – from remote provinces in China and Cambodia to pre- an...  Read full article »

Cafe Scheherazade published as classic

My novel Cafe Scheherazade has been published as a TEXT Classic, with a wonderful introduction by Bram Presser. March 2020. Great to see it live on in this format.   Read full article »

New book by Arnold Zable: The Fighter

Arnold Zable's new book was launched on Monday 2nd May 2016 to a capacity audience. Click here for details.  Read full article »

Special 25th anniversary edition of Jewels and Ashes

‘An original, deeply felt, beautifully written book.’ SYDNEY MORNING HERALD   Romance and terror, light and shadow, replicas and originals, hover side by side, seeking reconciliation, while within me there is a sense of awe and a silent refrain: I am here, at last I am here; and it is far more bea...  Read full article »

November 1 in Darwin: The Humanising Power of Story

The Humanising Power of Story Presented in association with Dassan Stories humanise. Stories provide a voice to the voiceless. Stories are a means of bearing witness, and empowering the traumatised and excluded. Stories cross cultural boundaries and expose the demonisation of asylum seekers and othe...  Read full article »

Upcoming writing workshop with Arnold Zable

October 11th 2014, 10am until 5pm. You have a story to tell, or an idea for a story, perhaps several ideas. Taken from life, your own life, or what you have observed in others. Perhaps you have begun to write it, and are stuck. The most important question is: What is the best way to tell the story? ...  Read full article »

Faber Interviews Arnold Zable on The Art of Story

An extract: You've written memoir, fiction, columns, essays and plays, what have you learnt from using these different forms? The craft of storytelling has a central role to play in all of those forms. Critical to this is an understanding of the true meaning of the word, imagination and its relation...  Read full article »

Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Oration

At noon on Saturday May 31, Arnold Zable presents the inaugural UNESCO City of Literature Oration. The talk will celebrate Melbourne's status as a City of Literature and mark the opening of Docklands' new community hub at the intersection of Bourke and Collins streets.    Read full article »

Public lecture: The Cry of the Excluded: A Writer's Perspective

Thursday May 29 6:15pm at The University of Melbourne. We all have a story to tell, and the denial of the story can lead to despair. This despair is the age-old cry of the excluded. Drawing on his journey as a writer and as a human rights advocate, Arnold Zable will explore this cry in contemporary ...  Read full article »

Oceans Apart: Towards a humane asylum seeker policy

On Sunday April 13 Arnold Zable chairs a talk and fundraiser for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Hear the inspiring Kon Karapanagiotidis, CEO and Founder of the ASRC speak on asylum seeker policy, and contribute to their extraordinary programs for asylum seekers. See event details and bookings   Read full article »

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