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The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2009 - Interview with Mara Moustafine

2009-03-11

The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2009 - Interview with Mara Moustafine

2009-03-11
Mara Moustafine was born in Harbin, China into a family with Jewish, Russian and Tatar roots and moved to Australia as a child in 1959. Bilingual in Russian and English, she has worked as a diplomat, intelligence analyst, journalist and business executive in Australia and Asia and national director of a global human rights organisation.

Her book, Secrets and Spies: The Harbin Files tells the story of her family life over 50 turbulent years in China. The book was awarded a NSW Premier's Literary Award in 2003 and shortlisted in 2004 for the Kiriyama Prize and Australia National Biography Award. A Chinese version of the book, Harbin Dang’an, was published in 2008. She explained to Sarah Passmore how she found out what happened to her and her family.

Ms. Moustafine lives in Sydney and is currently working on a doctorate in history.

The MAN HK International Literary Festival 2009

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  • English
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The Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival will be held from 8 - 18 March 2009. Now in its ninth year, this annual celebration of literature invites writers from all over the world to gather to exchange ideas and interact with Hong Kong's diverse community of readers and writers.

RTHK Radio 3 is the Radio Partner for the Festival, and will interview many of the authors who have participated in. Here are full versions, which only available in here. Listen to streaming versions or download to the portable devices at your leisure.
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