Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski

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

Magda Szubanski is one of Australia’s most beloved comic performers – best known for her roles in Fast Forward, Babe and Kath & Kim. But Reckoning, her first book, is not a comedy. It’s a memoir about growing up in suburban Melbourne, coming to terms with her sexuality and learning the dark history of her family. Szubanksi shares not only her own story, but also the details of her father’s history as a teenage spy in wartime Poland.

Join this warm and skillful storyteller for a discussion of family, frailty and life’s big questions. In conversation with Richard Fidler. 


Portrait of Magda Szubanski

Magda Szubanski

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.

Portrait of Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler presents Conversations with Richard Fidler, a long-form interview program broadcast around Australia on ABC Radio.