I was just reading this interesting article over at crikey.com.au about a talk she gave to some budding writers last night in Melbourne.
There are some very interesting insights into non-fiction and crime writing to be gained from it. Not the least that her turn of speech is as brilliant as her writing.
If you haven't read Helen Garner's non-fiction, you really should give it a go. The First Stone was the first of her books that I read. Very compelling reading.