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Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo

Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo is the author of the novel The Book of Rachel (Allen & Unwin), which was also translated into German. Several of her short stories and poems have been published in literary magazines, including Griffith Review and Westerly. In 1982 Sandra established Dead Set, the first desktop publishing company to work specifically with book and journal publishers. Concurrently, and for the past forty years, she has worked as a non-fiction editor and proofreader for leading academic and trade publishers. Born and raised in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, she now lives, gardens and writes in Castlemaine, a goldfields town in central Victoria.

Photo credit: Harry Nankin

Sandra Goldbloom portrait

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  • My Father’s Shadow

    Sandra Goldbloom Zurbo


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Book Launch – What the Trees See (Melbourne)

Hill of Content Bookshop Level 2, 86 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Hill of Content Bookshop and Monash University Publishing are delighted to invite you to the launch of: What the Trees See: A Wander Through Millennia of Natural History in Australia...

Book Event: ANU Meet the Author with Isabelle Reinecke (Canberra)

Kambri Cultural Centre 153 University Avenue, Australian National University, Canberra

Isabelle Reinecke will be in conversation with Kim Rubenstein on Courting Power: Law, Democracy & the Public Interest in Australia. In Courting Power, Isabelle Reinecke, founder of public interest litigation incubator Grata...