Old New Worlds

Old New Worlds intertwines the immigrant stories of the author and her great-great grandmother. Sarah Barker and her new husband sail from England in 1815 to minister to the indigenous Khoihoi in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. In the midst of conflict, illness, and natural disasters, Sarah bears sixteen children. Two hundred years later, Judith leaves post apartheid South Africa with her new American husband to immigrate to the United States. She is drawn to Sarah’s immigrant story in the context of her own experience, and she sets out to try and trace her. In the process, she finds a soul mate.

Judith Krummeck of Baltimore, MD

Judith Krummeck is a writer and broadcaster living in Baltimore. Prior to emigrating from South Africa to the United States, Judith was a professional actor and the arts editor for SAfm at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Since 1998 she has been the evening drive time host for Baltimore’s classical music station WBJC, where she also hosts the monthly series Booknotes. Judith graduated summa cum laude with an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore, and she holds a BA from the University of Cape Town. Judith is the author of Beyond the Baobab, a collection of essays about her immigrant experience.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Johns Hopkins University news website, Kimberly Uslin, staff writer, Baltimore Style
  • Possible review by Marion Winik, book reviewer for Newsday, People, Kirkus Review, and Baltimore Fishbowl + host of WYPR’sWeekly Reader
  • Author interviews/connetions with the following media: Maryland Public Television, Ken Iglehart, Special Editions Editor, Baltimore Magazine, and Mary Carole McCauley, arts reporter specializing in books and visual arts, Baltimore Sun
  • Major public radion connections. Author is the evening drive time host for WBJC 91.5 FM, Classical music station, Baltimore, MD
  • Sunday, September 15th 2019 Book Launch at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209, (410) 377-2966. Owner: Emma Snyder (emma.snyder@gmail.com)
  • Tom Hall, the host of Midday, the premier talk show on Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR 88.1FM, has agreed to host the launch of Old New Worlds at The Ivy Bookshop at 5pm on Sunday, September 15