Julienne van Loon's most recent book is The Thinking Woman (NewSouth 2019). She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Road Story, (2005), Beneath the Bloodwood Tree (2008), and Harmless (2013). She was Vice Chancellor's Senior/Principal Research Fellow at RMIT from 2015-2019 and is currently co-director of their non/fictionLab research group. Other honours include The Australian Vogel's Award (2004) for Road Story and an appointment as Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa (2017). In collaboration with Ross Watkins and Nigel Krauth, she co-edits the scholarly journal TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses.
Julienne is one of Australia's most experienced PhD supervisors in the field of creative writing. Publications by current and former research candidates include ‘Comme’ by Paul Dalla Rosa (published in Granta and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award), ‘Wild, Fearless Chests’ by Mandy Beaumont (shortlisted for the Richell Prize and the Dorothy Hewett Award), 'Of Memory & Furniture' by Bron Bateman (shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry), 'The Windy Season' by Sam Carmody (winner of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction), 'Red Dirt Talking' by Jacqueline Wright (winner of the TAG Hungerford Award and long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award), 'Reaching One Thousand' by Rachel Robertson (joint-winner of the Calibre Essay Prize and shortlisted for the National Biography Award), 'Things Left Over, After' by Natasha Lester (winner of the TAG Hungerford Award) and 'Letters to the End of Love' by Yvette Walker (winner, WA Premier's Book Awards, Emerging Author category and shortlisted for the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing).