Based on almost a decade of immersive research, Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women is a bestselling work of narrative non-fiction that traces the private lives of three ordinary American women. Its many fans include Elizabeth Gilbert, who called it “a non-fiction literary masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood – and just as suspenseful, bone-chilling and harrowing”. In conversation with Sophie Black, Lisa offers insights into her groundbreaking portrait of sex and love, which illuminates unmet needs, unspoken thoughts and unrelenting obsessions.
Supported by the University of Sydney.
Lisa Taddeo (International)
Lisa Taddeo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize (2017, 2019), and received her MFA in fiction as the Saul Bellow Fellow from Boston University. Her fiction has been published in Harper's, Granta, McSweeney's, The Sewanee Review, CQR, Notre Dame Review, NER, The Sun and Esquire, among others. Her non-fiction has been published in Esquire, New York Magazine, Elle, The New York Observer, Guardian UK and Glamour, among others. She is a columnist for the Style section of the Sunday Times in London, and her work has been included in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Political Writing. Her debut non-fiction book Three Women debuted at #1 on both the New York Times bestseller list and The Sunday Times UK bestseller list. She is currently developing the adaption of Three Women as a limited series for Showtime, as well as a half-hour project, Beautiful Babies, at Netflix. Her debut novel, Animal, will be published later in the year, with a collection of short stories to follow.
Sophie Black (Australian)
Sophie Black is Head of Publishing at the Wheeler Centre, home of the national writers scheme The Next Chapter and the Walkley Award–winning podcast The Messenger. She is Co-Chair of the human rights publication Right Now and sits on the advisory board for Melbourne University’s Centre for Advancing Journalism. Previously she was editor-in-chief at Private Media, director of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and editor of Crikey.