Alexandra Joel & Kerri Turner: Generations, Gender And Glamour

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Jan 19 2020 30 mins   1
Alexandra Joel is the former editor of Harper's Bazaar and of Portfolio , Australia's first magazine for working women. She has also been a regular contributor to The Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend Magazine . She is also the author of Rosetta, a biography of her great-grandmother – the scandalous Australian who enchanted British society – and Parade: the Story of Fashion in Australia, a social history detailing the development of fashion, style and national identity. Kerri Turner is a historical fiction author who lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and miniature schnauzer. She trained from a young age to become a ballerina, but life had other ideas for her. After gaining an Associate Degree (Dance) and Diploma of Publishing (Editing, Proofreading and Publishing), she combined her love of ballet, history and books to discover a passion for writing which far outweighed anything she'd done before. She still dances, passing on the joy of ballet to those who never got the chance to experience it or thought their dancing years were behind them by teaching adults-only and over-55s classes. Ben sat down with both authors to discuss their approaches to storytelling, the glamour of fashion and ballet in their respective books, and how they tackled the challenges of historical fiction, storytelling and gender. Books mentioned in this podcast: 'The Paris Model' by Alexandra Joel —> 'The Daughter of Victory Lights' by Kerri Turner —> Host: Ben Hunter Guests: Alexandra Joel, Kerri Turner