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. 

Michaela Kalowski (Australian)

Michaela Kalowski

Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and facilitator for writers and ideas festivals. She's interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, Trent Dalton, Amos Oz, Tom Keneally, Robyn Davidson, Michael Connelly, Holly Ringland, Anthony Horowitz, Turia Pitt, Henry Marsh, Charlotte Wood and Laura Marling. She has conducted radio interviews for ABC Radio National's The Music Show and Big Ideas, for ABC Classic FM and has presented programs on ABC Radio National and Local Radio.