Jacinta Halloran is a writer, GP and, more recently a family therapist. She is the author of three novels: Dissection (2008), Pilgrimage (2012) and The Science of Appearances (2016), and is currently working on her fourth novel. Jacinta has written medical journalism for The Age and Inside Story and has worked as an academic at the University of Melbourne where she lectured to medical students on communication skills and ethics.
Why is that many doctors are also writers? Or is it writers who are doctors? David Isaacs, Andy Mia Kranz and Leon Piterman discuss the unlikely attraction between scalpel and pen, the varied story sources and the constant juggling act, led by Jacinta Halloran.