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The New Puberty/Fathers and Daughters/Finding Nevo

Growing Up


Madonna King + Amanda Dunn + Nevo Zisin

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Home/Family/Childhood

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Madonna King

Madonna King

Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels at News Ltd and the ABC, where she presented the popular Mornings program in Brisbane for six years, and won several national awards for her work. Madonna writes a highly successful weekly column for Fairfax, and has a regular radio spot on Brisbane’s 4BC. She has written eight books, all defined by her skillful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth.

A sought-after MC and facilitator, she travels Australia providing keynote addresses and running hypotheticals and panel discussions.

She is also chair of the Queensland anti cyberbullying taskforce.

Amanda Dunn

Amanda Dunn

Amanda Dunn is the politics and society editor at The Conversation. Prior to that she was a reporter and editor at The Age for 16 years, with particular interest in health, education, social change, pop culture and the arts. In 2017 she published her first non-fiction book with MUP, The New Puberty, which interrogates the concern that children are going through puberty earlier than ever, looks at what the research shows, and what implications this might have for the way we parent and education Australian children. 

Nevo Zisin

Nevo Zisin

Nevo is a Jewish, Queer, non-binary activist, public speaker and author of Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition. They run workshops and professional development in schools and workplaces around gender inclusivity. They have appeared on television, documentaries and radio discussing their complex relationship with gender.

Nevo is a contact point in the Jewish community for other children and families confronting issues of gender and sexuality in their own lives. They have appeared on SBS Insight, Hack Live, One Plus One, The Morning Show and have spoken at The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Writers Festival, and smaller festivals around the country.

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Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson was shortlisted for the 1991 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for her novel Flying Lessons (Heinemann 1990), shortlisted for the 1994 National Book Council's Banjo Award for the novel A Big Life (Pan Macmillan 1993) and shortlisted for the National Biography Award 2000 for her memoir A Better Woman (Random House 1999). Her other books include Hungry Ghosts (Pan Macmillan 1996), Messages from Chaos (Harper and Row 1987), Womenlovesex (Random House, 1997 editor and contributor). The Broken Book was shortlisted for the 2005 Nita B Kibble Award; the Best Fiction Book section of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award; the Westfield/Waverley Library Literary Award, and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal Award for an Outstanding Australian Literary Work. She works as a journalist at Qweekend magazine.


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