The Creative Life Podcast with guest Lee Kofman

The Creative Life Podcast: Episode Four

My guest is Lee Kofman, an Israeli-Australian author of the memoir The Dangerous Bride and of three fiction books. Her short stories, creative non-fiction and poems have been widely published in Australia and across the world. Lee has been mentoring writers and teaching writing classes for over ten years and her blog ‘The Writing Life’ was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.

She is the co-editor of the upcoming book Rebellious Daughters by Ventura Press. Rebellious Daughters features some of Australia’s most talented female writers sharing intimate stories of rebellion and independence as they defy expectations of parents and society to find their place in the world.

Subjects Discussed

The origins of Rebellious Daughters.
What it was like growing up in Russia and spending a lot of time in hospital as a child.
Lee’s cultural impressions of Australia upon arrival.
The notion of writer’s block.
Overcoming doubt.
The struggle between the desire to tell personal stories truthfully while also knowing this has the potential to hurt those we love.
Writing residencies – at Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writers’ Centre and Varuna.

Books Mentioned

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The works of Anton Chekhov
The works of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
The words of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

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Rebellious Daughters is released August 1, 2016 and is available for pre-order.

Rebellious Daughters

Karen Andrews

Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity