|Welcome to Lee Kofman’s website. Lee is a Russian-born Israeli-Australian author, writing teacher and mentor based in Melbourne. She published three fiction books in Hebrew, but since 2002 she has been writing exclusively in English and publishing short stories, creative nonfiction and poetry widely in Australia, Scotland, UK, USA and Canada.
Lee is the recipient of many literary awards. She judged several writing competitions, served as a member of the Varuna Fellowship Selection panel and organised several festival and conference panels, including the International NonFiction Now conference.Lee is the blogger-in-residence for Writers Victoria website.Lee’s first book in English, the memoir The Dangerous Bride about non-monogamy and migration, came out in October 2014 with MUP. Find more about it here: https://www.mup.com.au/items/149312This website is all about literature and writing, which really means – about living an ‘examined’ life, to paraphrase Socrates. Here Lee shares some of her favourite books, writing resources and exercises, her published works and her blog ‘The Writing Life’. You can subscribe here to Lee’s blog, where she writes about what she learns about writing from the books she reads, writers she meets and from her ongoing trial-and-error practice. She also blogs about all she doesn’t manage to learn about writing despite her daily efforts.