In 2011, Turia Pitt was trapped by a grassfire and suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body. She has since become a household name and one of the most admired women in Australia, known for her recovery, advocacy, resilience and charm. Turia’s new memoir, Unmasked (written with Bryce Corbett), reveals the woman behind the headlines. Examining sudden celebrity, relationships and the toll of her accident, Unmasked is an intimate glimpse into Turia’s life. Turia is in conversation with the ABC’s Michaela Kalowski.
Turia Pitt (Australian)
Turia Pitt is one of Australia's most admired and widely recognised people. Renowned for her pure grit, indomitable spirit and passion for humanitarian work, Turia dedicates her time to causes including Interplast – a charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to people in developing countries. Turia was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year and was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year. Her latest book (with Bryce Corbett) is Unmasked.
Michaela Kalowski (Australian)
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and facilitator. She has conducted radio interviews for the ABC on RN's The Music Show and Big Ideas and has presented programs on ABC Local Radio and RN. She's interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Amos Oz, Tom Keneally, Daniel Mendelsohn, Anthony Horowitz, Charlotte Wood and Laura Marling.