Before there was Julia Gillard, first female Prime Minister of Australia, there was Jacqueline Kent’s The Making of Julia Gillard.
In writing the book, Jacqueline and her researcher, Doug Hendrie, secured interviews with people who went to school with the former PM, colleagues past and (then) present, as well as several sessions with Julia herself.
I talked to Jacqueline about the ins and outs of interviewing for a biography, and about how her biography of Julia Gillard came together.
The Making of Julia Gillard is published by Penguin Books.
Article published in the April 2012 edition of ACTWrite magazine, by the ACT Writers Centre.