Julienne van Loon

VC's Senior Research Fellow, School of Media & Communication, RMIT University

Julienne van Loon's first novel 'Road Story', won the Australian Vogel Award, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize First Book Award (Asia and Pacific Region) and the West Australian Premier's Book Award for Fiction. Her most recent novel is 'Harmless' (2013). Her first work of non-fiction 'The Thinking Woman' is forthcoming (2019).

Julienne has also supervised a number of award-winning postgraduate research students in the creative writing area. Publications by Julienne's graduate students include Sam Carmody's 'The Windy Season' (Winner of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction), Jacqueline Wright's 'Red Dirt Talking' (Winner of the TAG Hungerford Award), Rachel Robertson's Reaching 'One Thousand' (joint-winner of the Calibre Essay Prize and shortlisted for the National Biography Award), Natasha Lester's 'Things Left Over, After' (winner of the TAG Hungerford Award) and Yvette Walker's 'Letters to the End of Love' (shortlisted for the NSW Premier's New Writing and WA Premier's First Novel awards).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University