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Merav Fima

Merav Fima

Merav Fima is a PhD candidate in the Literary and Cultural Studies program at Monash University. Her prose and poetry have appeared in a number of anthologies and literary journals, including Verge, Colloquy, and Meanjin. Her short story ‘Bride Immaculate’ won the first prize in the Energheia Literary Competition in Matera, Italy (2014) and ‘Rose among the Thorns’ was a finalist in the Tiferet literary journal’s 2019 fiction contest. She is the translator of Gal Ventura’s scholarly monograph, Maternal Breast-Feeding and Its Substitutes in Nineteenth-Century French Art (Brill, 2018). She is currently at work on her first novel and a collection of short stories.

Merav Fima reviews 'The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering emotional honesty in a writer’s art, craft and life' by Lee Kofman

June 2022, no. 443 23 May 2022
Reading craft manuals may be another mode of procrastination for aspiring writers, but Lee Kofman’s latest book, The Writer Laid Bare, is well worth the time. Her sage advice, interwoven with an intimate account of her own creative development as a migrant writer, makes fascinating reading. Kofman, a Melbourne author and writing mentor, was born in Russia and immigrated to Israel with her famil ... (read more)

Merav Fima reviews 'Sing This at My Funeral: A memoir of fathers and sons' by David Slucki

January–February 2020, no. 418 16 December 2019
Sing This at My Funeral is not your conventional ghost story. Invoking Franz Kafka’s words, ‘Writing letters is actually an intercourse with ghosts, and by no means just the ghost of the addressee but also with one’s own ghost, which secretly evolves inside the letter one is writing or even in a whole series of letters’, this moving memoir by David Slucki gives shape to the ghost of Zaida ... (read more)