Episode 18: No Skin by Maria Tumarkin

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In episode eighteen of Literary Canon Ball we discuss Maria Tumarkin’s essay, No Skin.

A finalist in the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Writing, Maria Tumarkin’s essay, No Skin, is an exploration of traumascapes and our complex relationship with the places of trauma. From the holocaust to Princess Diana to Jill Meagher, Tumrakin explores this idea that she cannot seem to shake, wondering about portals and meaning and undeniable power.

A writer and cultural historian and the author of four books, the most recent the 2018 Axiomatic from Brow Books, Tumarkin was born in the Ukraine and emigrated to Australia in 1989. She has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, The Age Book of the Year, and NSW Premier’s Literary Award.