Great Escape Books invites you to join Magda Szubanski for an evening at the Aireys Inlet Community Hall as she joins Hannie Rayson (Hello Beautiful!) in conversation and discusses her new memoir, Reckoning—an honest, poignant and captivating insight into the life of one of Australia’s most beloved performers.
Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda tells her story.
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 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.
Hannie Rayson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her works—including Hotel Sorrento, Inheritance and Life After George—have been performed around Australia and internationally. She has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Her play Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Hannie lives in Melbourne.
To book, phone Great Escape Books on 03 5289 7052 with credit card details.