This website is all about literature and writing, which really means – about living an ‘examined’ life, to paraphrase Socrates. Here I share some of my favourite books, writing resources and exercises, my published works and my blog The Writing Life, where I write about what I have learned about writing from the books I read, writers I meet and from my ongoing trial-and-error practice. I also blog about all I don’t manage to learn about writing despite my daily efforts.
A work of creative nonfiction.
By the time she was eleven and living in Russia, Lee Kofman had undergone several major operations on both a defective heart and injuries sustained in a bus accident. Her body harbours a constellation of …
What do you do when your husband claims to be madly in love with you, but doesn’t desire you sexually? When your therapist is more interested in opening an online sex-toy shop with your husband than in saving your marriage? …
ImperfectIn a mix of memoir and cultural critique, Kofman casts a questioning eye on the myths about physical perfection and what it’s like to live in a body that deviates from the norm. "Kofman is captivating when recounting her formative experiences—recollections of people- and fly-strewn hospital rooms in Odessa and the heaving throb of people in Tel Aviv are visceral and evocative—but Kofman excels the most when she’s reconstituting the gaze towards ‘imperfect’ women and recontextualising the link between body and selfhood." - Books + Publishing Order
Praise for Lee’s writing
Seduced by Lee’s searing honesty and luminous prose, I could not put Imperfect down.
[Lee’s] writing is poetic and self-assured.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Strikingly candid and candidly engrossing.
on THE DANGEROUS BRIDE
Kofman’s is a refreshing voice on the Australian literary scene.
THE NEWTOWN REVIEW OF BOOKS