Author Archive: Goldie Alexander

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Reinventing the Classics: Shakespeare Now!

Reinventing the Classics: Shakespeare Now!

The historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that large numbers of strangers only co-operate by a belief in common myths perpetuated in our folk stories and accepted by our religions. These infiltrate into literature and with time, become our guidelines. Though the worlds they describe might be different, they provide a torch for solving present day […]

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers

Introducing the Holocaust to Young Readers

In 2014, with the present rise of another wave of Anti-Semitism, I was commissioned by Scholastic Australia to write a novel set in the Holocaust. Given the vast number of novels, memoirs, biographies, essays, poetry and commentaries that have appeared in the last seventy years the task was daunting. Even though I thought I knew […]

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