Julienne van Loon’s novels include Road Story, Beneath the Bloodwood Tree and Harmless. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Sydney Review of Books, The Monthly, Griffith Review and Best Australian Stories. The Thinking Woman, a collection of essays on contemporary women thinkers, will be published by NewSouth Books in 2019.
Julienne’s fiction is widely critically acclaimed and has been awarded The Australian/Vogel’s Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Best First Book) award and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction.
She holds a PhD from the University of Queensland, and directed the Creative Writing program at Curtin University for more than a decade. She now lives in Melbourne, where she is a Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow with non/fictionLab at RMIT University. Julienne is a Peer Assessor for Literature at the Australia Council for the Arts and co-editor of the Creative Writing journal TEXT. In 2017, she was appointed an Honorary Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa.