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Don’t Miss Magda Szubanski on ABC’s 7.30 Tonight


Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski will appear on ABC’s 7.30 tonight to discuss her brilliant new memoir, Reckoning.

Many of you will know Magda from her brilliant comedy sketches, or her hilarious and iconic roles as Kath & Kim’s Sharon or Esme Hoggett from Babe. You may have seen her as an ambassador for Jenny Craig, or watched her brave coming out on Channel 10’s The Project.

‘Brave’ is the perfect word to describe the way Magda has confronted her family history in this incredible book. 

As a very young man, Magda’s dad was an assassin in wartime Poland. His life and that of his family was forever shaped by the trauma of these events.

Reckoning is a beautifully written, intimate and powerful story of family and memory, and the ties that bind and shape us. It will move you deeply.

Reckoning by Magda Szubanski is released next Wednesday 23 September—order your copy now.

Watch this video of Magda talking about her story and the writing of the book.

Praise for Reckoning

‘A brave and tender book about everything that matters most in life.’ Cate Blanchett

‘This is a remarkable memoir, that weaves the tragedy of twentieth century history into a personal narrative of coming to terms with family and self, and manages to honour both stories. The writing is assured and controlled, the storytelling expert and thoughtful, the language eloquent and moving. The writing, the story, the voice—all of it is beautiful.’ Christos Tsiolkas

Read an extract

Catch an event—Magda is touring the country in coming months, so check for details of events near you.

Get book club notes

Reckoning: A Memoir. Order at your favourite bookshop or online now.


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