Magda Szubanski – from the stage to the page

Magda Szubanski. Photo Konrad Winkler

Magda Szubanski. Photo Konrad Winkler

‘If you had met my father you would never, not for an instant, have thought he was an assassin.’

Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory – one of Australia’s most beloved performers recently revealed her story in her extraordinary memoir Reckoning.

Come hear Magda talk about her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father’s espionage activities in wartime Poland, to her secret awareness of her sexuality, 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 frailties and fears, and asks the big questions about life, about the shadows we inherit and the gifts we pass on.

Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Magda is a natural storyteller.

Magda Szubanski will be in conversation with acclaimed playwright Hannie Rayson at a special feature event in partnership with NORPA at Lismore City Hall. Friday August 5, 6.30pm. Tickets $30.

Magda will also be appearing at Byron Writers Festival in conversation with Rosemarie Milsom (Saturday) and sessions ABC RN: Books and Arts (Friday) with Helen Garner and Sarah Kanowski; Growing Up (Friday) with David Burton, Rosie Waterland and Mandy Nolan; Getting Your Life Write with Richard Glover, Rosie Waterland and Mandy Nolan. All tickets at

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