How did you rebel? We talk to two writers of fiction and creative nonfiction about the role of rebellion in creativity, and the writers’ life.
About our guests
Born in Russia, Lee Kofman is the author of five books. She has published three novels in Hebrew, and her first book in English was The Dangerous Bride, a memoir about non-monogamy and migration.
Lee has also published numerous short stories, short creative non-fiction and poetry, and her writing has won various awards. She teaches writing and mentors writers.
Lee is the co-editor (with Maria Katsonis) of a new anthology of memoir called Rebellious Daughters. One of the contributors to Rebellious Daughters is Silvia Kwon.
Silvia was born in Seoul, South Korea. She migrated to Australia at the age of nine and grew up in Perth. After studying art history at the University of Western Australia, she worked in community arts before deciding to move to Melbourne to pursue a career in publishing. She has worked at Oxford University Press and Black Inc.
Her first novel, The Return, was published in 2014.
Rebellious Daughters is published by Ventura Press.
“Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.” Dr Seuss
In this episode of Unladylike we talk to two women who have mastered this melding of formats to tell stories that engage adults and children alike.
About our guests:
Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco and moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She began her career in web and independent comics before adapting and illustrating four titles from the the Baby-Sitters Club series. A NY Times bestselling author and illustrator, her graphic novels Smile, Drama and Sisters have received many accolades including two Eisner Awards, a Stonewall Honour and a Boston-Globe Horn Book Honour. She lives and works in San Francisco. goraina.com
Bronwyn Bancroft is a Bandjalang artist born in Tenterfield, Australia Trained in the Visual Arts at the Canberra School of Arts, she has been a prominent figure within the Australian art community since the 1980s. Bronwyn’s creative practice includes textile design illustration and painting. She has created her own signature style of contemporary artwork which continues to be exhibited nationally and internationally.
Bronwyn is heavily involved in the pursuit of advancing Aboriginal Health and Education as well as protecting the rights of Aboriginal people.
Bronwyn’s illustrated many children’s books since 1993 with The fat and juicy place (with Dianna Kidd) and Stradbroke dreaming (with Oodgeroo Noonuccal) launched onto the scene. Most recently she has been working solo, writing and painting her picture books. bronwynbancroft.com
Raina Telgemeier’s new work, the graphic novel Ghosts launches this month with Scholastic. Bronwyn Bancroft’s newest picture book, Colours of Australia, also launches this month with Hardie Grant Egmont.