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Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau's most recent novel, The World Without Us is published in Australia (2015), the United Kingdom, and the United States (2016) with Bloomsbury and is shortlisted in the 2016 Victorian Premier's Awards. Her second novel, Burning In (2007), was shortlisted for four awards, including the 2008 Prime Minister's Literary Award. Mireille has written an international award-winning play and was longlisted in the 2015 international Notting Hill Essay Prize. Her short fiction, literature, and art criticism are widely published.

Mireille Juchau reviews ‘The Vulnerables’ by Sigrid Nunez

January-February 2024, no. 461 19 December 2023
What does it mean to narrate the humiliations of ageing, loneliness, and death in the first person when your background is working class? For such a writer, saying ‘I’ is political too, said Annie Ernaux in her Nobel Prize lecture, because it involves claiming an authority rarely granted in other parts of life. Ernaux uses her incendiary, affectless ‘I’ not just to recount one individual e ... (read more)