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Magda Szubanski at State Cinema, Hobart

Join Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, as she visits the State Cinema to tell her story and discuss her new memoir, Reckoning

In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. With courage and compassion she addresses her own frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on.

Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s best known and most loved performers. She began her career in university revues, then appeared in a number of sketch comedy shows before creating the iconic character of Sharon Strzelecki in ABC-TV’s Kath and Kim. She has also acted in films (Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet, The Golden Compass) and stage shows. Reckoning is her first book.

Local literary personality Rachel Edwards (Editor in Chief of Transportation Press and presenter of the long-running Book Show on Edge Radio) will be interviewing Magda, followed by a book signing in the State Cinema café. Books will be available to purchase on the night, and ticket holders will receive a generous discount.

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