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Julienne Van Loon Julienne Van Loon i(A5507 works by)
Born: Established: 1970 Taree, Taree area, Greater Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Born in Taree, New South Wales, daughter of a Dutch father and an Australian mother, Julienne Van Loon grew up in Dubbo and received a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons)degree and a Master of Arts (Hons)degree at the University of Wollongong. She undertook a Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland.

Van Loon has taught creative writing at the University of Western Sydney, Griffith University and the University of Queensland. From 1997 she held a full time lecturing position in creative writing and communication skills with Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants Literature Development Grants Individuals and Groups $8,100.00
2014 Asialink Literature Residency Program Van Loon says she will use her residency to commence a new work of long fiction that reinterprets several traditional stories of early Buddhist nuns.
2005 Australia Council Literature Board Grants Grants for Emerging Writers $10,000 for fiction.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Thinking Woman Kensington : NewSouth Publishing , 2019 15507830 2019 single work autobiography

'This is compelling memoir combined with rigorous thinking and analysis that prompts questions about how we live.

'The concerns of philosophy are important to us all, yet the voices and thoughts of women have often been missing from the conversation. In this extraordinary new book, award-winning Australian writer Julienne van Loon addresses the work of leading international women thinkers. She discusses friendship with pre-eminent philosopher Rosi Braidotti, wonder with cultural historian Marina Warner, play with celebrated novelist Siri Hustvedt, love with cultural critic Laura Kipnis, work with socialist feminist Nancy Holmstrom, and fear in relation to the work of Helen Caldicott, Rosie Batty and Julia Kristeva.

'By constantly linking the personal and the political, and prompting insightful questions about how we live today, van Loon invites us into a lively exchange of ideas with these remarkable women. This deeply thoughtful book urges readers to look anew at the question of what it means to live a good life.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 winner APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Autobiography / Biography / Memoir designed by Sandy Cull
Eternal Return 2003 single work short story
— Appears in: Anthology of Australasian Stories 2003; (p. 172-174)
1998 commended Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award
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