Australian creative non-fiction: Perspectives and opinions

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, Sue en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003761 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Joseph Sue 2011, 'Australian creative non-fiction: Perspectives and opinions', ejournalist, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 31-52. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1444-741X en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19026
dc.description.abstract Figures confirm that Australians avidly read their creative non-fiction. But most would be unable to name the genre; it is not as widely defined or discussed in Australia as it is in the USA and UK, where it is actively debated and anthologised. This paper goes to the heart of the genre in Australia, investigating through narrative interview why there is not more of an Australian voice in this international debate. It examines the perspectives and views of twelve of the country's most widely read, awarded and respected creative non-fiction authors, drawing them into the discussion. There appears a wide spread disinterest from those who write creative non-fiction in this country to label it as such. But a disinterest in categorisation does not discredit the validity of the writing - indeed, this disinterest lends itself to an idiosyncratic character, or one of many 'different national manifestations' around the world. The writings of creative non-fiction authors in Australia are an integral part of a social history, and as such must be studied and collated as our own 'cultural pathway'. The international debate is an important one to take part in, as a collective impetus grows to legitimise the genre as a collection of differing national cultural assets. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher ejournalist en_US
dc.title Australian creative non-fiction: Perspectives and opinions en_US
dc.parent eJournalist en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation http://ejournalist.com.au/ejournalist_v11n2.php en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 31 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 52 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Journalism, Information & Media Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190300 en_US
dc.personcode 970675 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Journalism and Professional Writing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Australian creative non fiction; long form narrative; social history, expert opinion; professional practictioners en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 970675 en_US


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