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Magda Szubanski Magda Szubanski i(A149490 works by)
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 '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.' (Source : Booktopia)

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  • Voted number 30 in the Booktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

Reckoning : A Memoir 2015 single work autobiography

'Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved performers, 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.

'Honest, poignant, utterly captivating, Reckoning announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted National Biography Award
2016 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Gold ABIA Overall Winner
2016 shortlisted Kibble Literary Awards Nita May Dobbie Award
2016 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2016 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2016 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian Biography of the Year
2016 winner Indie Awards Nonfiction
2016 winner Booksellers Choice Award
It's a Date 2013 series - publisher film/TV humour

'It's A Date is a comedy series exploring the trials and tribulations of the world of dating. The eight-part narrative comedy series features an extraordinary mix of Australia's most respected performers including Gold Logie award-winners Asher Keddie, Kate Ritchie, John Wood and Lisa McCune alongside stars of the stage and screen Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, Shane Jacobson, Sophie Lowe, Nadine Garner, Pia Miranda, Peter Helliar, Lawrence Mooney, Ian Smith, and from the UK, comedy superstar Ross Noble in a rare TV acting role. Alongside these seasoned performers are some of Australia's best emerging comedy talents including Jess Harris, Ronny Chieng, Kate McLennan, Luke McGregor and Nazeem Hussain.

'It's A Date explores the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love. Each episode thematically links two self-contained dates as they bravely head toward desire or disaster.

'Each new episode features a different cast tackling a different set of situations and addressing a new question

each week. Should you have sex on a first date? Does age matter? How accurate are first impressions? How important is honesty on a first date? These are just some of the questions and issues addressed in series one of It's A Date.' (Source: ABC 1 website)

2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program
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