The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is Adélaïde Bon’s poised and powerful personal account of the devastating consequences of childhood rape. The Paris-based writer and actor, who recently featured in ABC’s Foreign Correspondent report on #MeToo in France, examines the aftermath of her attack at the age of nine and how, 25 years later, she confronted the stranger who destroyed her life. Adélaïde speaks to ABC’s Annabel Crabb about channeling this devastating experience into a bestselling debut.
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Adélaïde Bon (International)
Adélaïde Bon is a French writer and actor. She is a graduate of the École supérieure d'art dramatique désigne in Paris, and has acted in state theatres and for television, and devised and performed in numerous shows. In parallel, she completed five years of training on issues of gender equality under the auspices of a feminist company partnered with the European Association Against Violence Against Women and the Mémoire Traumatique association, led by Dr Muriel Salmona. She has over ten years' experience facilitating writing and empowerment workshops for people in situations of hardship. She lives in Paris, and The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is her first book.
Annabel Crabb (Australian)
Annabel Crabb is a writer and presenter for the ABC. She's also a keen amateur podcaster and co-hosts the inexplicably popular Chat 10, Looks 3 podcast with her colleague Leigh Sales, who lends credibility to the exercise. Annabel has worked extensively in newspapers, radio and TV as a political journalist and won a Walkley award for Stop At Nothing: The Life And Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull. She published a bestselling book about gender and work, The Wife Drought, in 2014 and has published two cookbooks with childhood friend Wendy Sharpe, the latest of which is Special Guest.