Julienne van Loon is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of three novels, most recently the critically acclaimed Harmless (2013). Her first novel, Road Story (2005), won The Australian/Vogel’s award and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Best First Book) as well as the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her first major work of non-fiction, a feminist philosophy project titled The Thinking Woman, will be published by New South Books in 2019.
Julienne’s essays and short stories have appeared in journals such as The Monthly, Griffith Review and The Sydney Review of Books, and in anthologies published by Pan MacMillan, Fremantle Press, ABC Books and Black Inc. (Best Australian Stories 2014). Her work has been supported through funding from ArtsWA, the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, and the Australia-China Council.
Julienne joined non/fictionLab as a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in 2015. In 2017, she was appointed an Honorary Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa. Along with Nigel Krauth and Ross Watkins, she co-edits the leading scholarly creative writing journal TEXT.