Richard Freadman was born and educated in Melbourne and holds a PhD in English and American literature from the University of Oxford. He is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at La Trobe University.
Richard has written scholarly books, articles and memoir in the area of autobiography studies. His current research interests are Australian Jewish autobiography, illness life writing, biographical and autobiographical theory, and creative non-fiction, which he continues to write.
A Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, he is married with three children.