Rebellious Daughters bannerNot every woman is a mother, grandmother, aunt or sister – but all women are daughters. 

In Rebellious Daughters, some of Australia’s most talented female writers share intimate and touching stories of rebellion and independence as they defy the expectations of parents and society to find their place in the world.

Powerful, funny and poignant, these stories explore everything from getting caught in seedy nightclubs to lifelong family conflicts and marrying too young. Beautifully written, profoundly honest and always relatable, every story is a unique retelling that celebrates the rebellious daughter within us all.
Rebellious Daughters contributors: Jane Caro, Jamila Rizvi, Susan Wyndham, Rebecca Starford, Marion Halligan, Amra Pajalic, Jo Case, Leah Kaminsky, Michelle Law, Caroline Baum, Rochelle Siemienowicz, Nicola Redhouse, Krissy Kneen, Silvia Kwon and Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones.

Rebellious Daughters is edited by:

Maria and Lee

Maria Katsonis and Lee Kofman

Maria Katsonis is a senior executive in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and a public policy lecturer at the Melbourne School of Government. Her highly acclaimed memoir “The Good Greek Girl” was published in 2015.


Lee Kofman is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist and sometimes-poet, and a rebellious daughter of ultra-orthodox Jewish parents. She is a blogger-in-residence for Writers Victoria and her private blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.