Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University

Willa McDonald - is Senior Lecturer in Media at Macquarie University where she teaches and researches creative non-fiction writing and narrative journalism. A former journalist, she has worked in print, television and radio, including for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulletin, the Times on Sunday, ABC TV and ABC Radio National. She is currently writing a monograph on the history of literary journalism in colonial Australia, as well as co-editing a volume on social justice and literary journalism with Associate Professor Robert Alexander of Brock University, Ontario, for Palgrave Macmillan. She is on the editorial board of Literary Journalism Studies, the peer-reviewed journal of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies, and holds a position on the IALJS executive. She is the chief author of the Australian Colonial Narrative Journalism Database, now available on AustLit. Willa’s books include Warrior for Peace: Dorothy Auchterlonie Green (2009, Australian Scholarly Publishing) and The Writer’s Reader: Understanding Journalism and Non-fiction (with Susie Eisenhuth, 2007, Cambridge University Press).