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

419

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

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 Zisin (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Jewish writer, performer, activist and public speaker based in Naarm/ Melbourne. They run workshops in schools and professional development trainings in workplaces around transgender identities. Author of award-winning Finding Nevo (2017), a memoir on gender transition and The Pronoun Lowdown (2021) a useful guidebook on all things related to pronouns.

Their work has appeared in The Saturday Paper, NGV Magazine, Archer Magazine, Junkee, Kindred: A Queer Australian Young Adult Anthology, SBS, Hack Live and The Morning Show amongst others.

They are a mentor for The Pinnacle Foundation, one of Out for Australia's 30 Under 30 for 2019, an ambassador for both Wear It Purple and the Victorian Pride Centre as well as a member of the Gender Euphoria cast - Australia's largest all trans & gender diverse show on a main stage.

#Moderator

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson is the author of twelve books: three non-fiction books, On Beauty and A Better Woman, and a new memoir about living on Kythera, Greece, with her 85-year-old mother, Barbara, Aphrodite's Breath: A Mother and Daughter's Greek Island Adventure. Her eight novels are published in Australia and in Europe, the UK and US, and The Landing (2015) was published in Greek translation. Her ninth novel, From Where I Fell (2021) was shortlisted for the Voss Literary Award. She has lived in Hong Kong, Paris, London and most recently in Greece. She currently lives in Brisbane.


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