Sue Joseph has just published a book (available October 1; back orders available now) that is a collection of candid interviews about process with some of Australia’s leading journalists and writers of true stories/creative nonfiction, including Estelle Blackburn, David Leser, Paul McGeough, Doris Pilkington Garimara and Margaret Simons.

Behind the Text:
Candid conversations with Australian creative nonfiction writers

Sue Joseph

Behind the Text is a celebration of the often forgotten genre of creative nonfiction. Paired with Joseph’s rich descriptions of person and place, this collection of candid interviews brings together some of the best Australian authors, covering everything from traumatic wartime journalism and burning national issues to Middle Eastern spices. In this definitive work, eleven influential authors explore their writing process, ethical dilemmas and connection to the capacious genre. As the first collection of its kind, this work brings Australian creative nonfiction into the literary spotlight.

*About the author: Sue Joseph has been a journalist for more than thirty-five years, working both in Australia and the UK. She began working as an academic, teaching print journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1997. She has published three other books: She’s My Wife; He’s Just Sex, The Literary Journalist and Degrees of Detachment: An Ethical Investigation, and Speaking Secrets, which focuses on literary journalism and ethics. Joseph now teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at University of Technology Sydney, in the print journalism and writing subjects.

For those who are interested, here’s the link: