Magda Szubanski AO is a multi award-winning actor, author and reluctant activist. Her memoir, Reckoning (2015), received rave reviews. A highly personal account of the intergenerational trauma that has stalked her Polish/Scottish/Irish family across the centuries, it won numerous awards including Book of the Year; Biography of the Year; NSW Premier’s Literary Award; Victorian Community History Award; and was shortlisted for the National Biography Award.

For her contribution to the arts and Marriage Equality Magda was a state nominee for Australian of the Year, was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, and was recipient of Liberty Victoria’s “Voltaire Award” for Free Speech as well receiving an “Excellence in Women’s Leadership” Award 2018.

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