A Review: Writing Academic Fiction

  • Esther Fitzpatrick The University of Auckland
Keywords: Art/Research reviews, Academic fiction


A poetic accolade to three academic fiction writers: Patricia Leavy, Toni Bruce, and Christine Sleeter.

Author Biography

Esther Fitzpatrick, The University of Auckland

Esther Fitzpatrick is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. She initially worked as a primary school teacher and now uses various arts pedagogies in her teaching with tertiary students. Her current research includes critical art-based methodologies and narrative inquiries to better understand emerging in-between identities in postcolonial populations.


Bruce, T. (2016). Terra Ludus: A novel about media, gender and sport. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.

Leavy, P. (2015). Blue. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.

Richardson, L. (1994). Writing: A method of inquiry. In N.L. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.). Handbook of Qualitative research (pp. 516-529). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Richardson, L. (2001). Getting personal: Writing-stories. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(1), 33-38.

Richardson, L. (2002). Writing sociology. Critical studies ≪=≫ Critical Methodologies, 2(3), 414-422.

Sleeter, C. (2015). White bread: Weaving the cultural past into the present. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.