Media about Secrets and Spies: The Harbin Files


Mara speaks about Secrets & Spies: The Harbin Files – The Russians of China at the 2009 Shanghai International Literary Festival, 15 March 2009

Interview with Mara at the MAN Hong Kong International Literary Festival 11 March 2009


‘Mara Moustafine and the girl in the trench coat’, Jewish Times Asia, May 2009

‘Tracking Histories: Beijing celebrates Australian Writers’ Week’
Australia China Connections, 27 March 2009

Previews, Beijing Timeout, March 2009, p.63
Download pdf of Beijing Timeout March 2009 article

‘The faces behind the words’ by Mary Dennis, The Beijinger, March 2009
Download pdf of The Beijinger March 2009 article

‘Joe Stalin and my family: The Tale of One is the Tale of Many’, Sydney
, Vol 14 No 4

‘Secrets and Spies: The Harbin Files’, Memento, May 2004, National Archives of Australia Journal

Download pdf of Mara’s Memento article 26 May 2004

“Tales of the dark side vie for award” by Malcolm Knox, Sydney Morning Herald,
13 February 2004

Perspectives on ABC Radio National 20 May 2003
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Manya’s Secret’ by Stella Marinos, Sunday Magazine in The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) and The Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne), 17 November 2002


Interview with James Palmer, Time Out Beijing, 27 March 2009

The Naked Lunch with Sarah Passmore, RTHK Hong Kong, 13 March 2009

The Conversation Hour with Richard Fidler, 5 May 2006

Lunch with Maxine McKew, The Bulletin, 9 July 2003

Mornings with Margaret Throsby, ABC Classic FM, 27 March 2003

Life Matters with Julie McCrossin, ABC Radio National, 5 December 2002

Late Night Live with Philip Adams, 20 November 2002

Blog articles

China Rhyming, Paul French:
Secrets and Spies – The Harbin Files, 10 March 2009

A Rarity – A Profound Thought on Chinese History, 14 March 2009

In Russian: interviews and reviews

Edinenie March 2008 – download pdf of Edinenie Interview

Rossiya i ATR 2004 – Galina Kanevskaya (pdf)

Noviy Zhurnal 2003 – Zhanna Dolgopolova

Gorizont 2002 – download pdf of Gorizont Review 14/12/2002