Joyce Morgan is a former arts editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, a journalist and author who has worked in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Born in Liverpool, England, she emigrated to Newcastle, NSW, in 1968. Joyce graduated from the University of Newcastle and became editor of its student magazine Opus before joining The Newcastle Herald. As a senior arts writer with The Sydney Morning Herald for 15 years, she has interviewed many leading cultural figures including Cate Blanchett, Annie Leibovitz, Tom Stoppard, Clive James, Patti Smith and the Dalai Lama. Her writing has appeared in The Saturday Paper, The Australian and The Guardian. She is the author of the recently published Martin Sharp: His life and times, as well as Journeys on the Silk Road. A keen traveller, when not at her computer Joyce might be found in the Himalayas. She lives in Sydney.