Speakers Profile - Rachelle Unreich

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Rachelle Unreich is an author and journalist whose work has been published extensively in Australia,
the US, UK and South-East Asia, in publications including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian
Financial Review, Harper�s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Elle and InStyle. She writes mainly on lifestyle,
honing in on fashion, food, design and topics in the �zeitgeist�. Unreich � who has worked as a journalist for almost four decades - also frequently profiles celebrities, and her cover stories on actors have appeared on Marie Claire, Harper�s Bazaar, Elle, Grazia, Empire Magazine (UK), among others.

Her first book, A Brilliant Life: My Mother�s Inspiring Story of Surviving the Holocaust, was the subject
of a heated book auction in Australia and a pre-empt in the USA, and will be published by Hachette and Harper Collins in November of 2023. It is a story of resilience and overcoming incredible hardship � yet flourishing, despite it all.

Unreich received an arts/ law degree from Monash University, but began writing for major, national publications by second year uni. She also spent a year at UCLA in Los Angeles, where she studied
playwriting and screenwriting, and worked for an additional year at a major Hollywood studio, in
development. Additionally, she lived in New York for five years in the 1990s, working in the
American bureau for Australian Consolidated Press, and spent three years on staff at magazines in
Sydney, including one as an editor at WHO Weekly magazine. Over the years, she has interviewed
many celebrities, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Warren Beatty,
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kim Kardashian.

A first generation Australian � both of her parents were born in Czechoslovakia and lived through
the Holocaust � she lives in Melbourne and is a mother of two. She enjoys speaking about many
topics: overcoming trauma, starting a second chapter and the importance of recording one�s personal history.