MRS PETROV'S SHOE
Anna Lubansky shoots to prominence with her first novel 'Mrs Petrov’s Shoe', the emotional narrative of a nine-year-old girl’s struggle to reconcile her Australian reality with her parents’ Central European heritage. Set in the Cold War era of the early 1960s, and promoted as heavily autobiographical, the book garners a harvest of awards, and Anna’s multicultural star is shining brightly in the literary firmament - until the real fiction is uncovered...
'Janaczewska has crafted a profound and engaging play out of familiar material, using it to create probing questions about ethnicity and self-representation ... an engaging and delightful script which audiences will greatly enjoy.'
Judges' comments, 2006 Premier's Literary Awards
'"Mrs Petrov's Shoe" is as much about cultural identity as it is about literary scandal and it is very funny ... Good writing, great performances and a lively debate over social and political issues.'
Jan Chandler, Melbournestage Online, 9 May 2006