Evelyn Juers

Evelyn Juers

is an art and literary critic, biographer, and co-publisher of Giramondo books.


About Evelyn Juers

Evelyn Juers is an art and literary critic, biographer, and co-publisher of Giramondo books. Her essays include ‘Claiming the Colossus’ (HEAT 2, 1996), ‘Janis Joplin’ (HEAT 7, 1998), ‘She Wanders: An Essay in Gothic’ (HEAT 15, 2000), ‘Trouble in the House’ (HEAT 20, 2009), and The Recluse (Giramondo, 2012). She is the author of House of Exile (Giramondo, 2008) which won the 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Award (for Non-Fiction) and was published in the USA (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), France (Autrement, 2011), UK (Penguin, 2012), Spain (Circe, 2012), and Italy (Bompiani, 2015).


Articles about Evelyn Juers

Articles by Evelyn Juers

Something Terrific: Emily Brontë’s 200 Years

In responding to Brontë’s work we’re enticed by a fine web of connections

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf book cover

Wild Things: The Invention of Nature
by Andrea Wulf

'It doesn't matter that Wulf's The Invention of Nature is a bit breathless in keeping up with its dazzling hero, and a bit coy about his relationships, because above all the book is intelligent, an optimistic history, well researched, well written, and an ecological cri de coeur.'

Forms of surveillance: Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life by Stephen Parker

Its emphasis on Brecht’s genius and illnesses, its build-up of a multitude of medical, sexual, psychological, literary, intellectual, political and historical stories, produces a kind of Gulliverian perspective: Parker’s Brecht is like a huge Swiftian creature taking prodigious strides through monstrous times.

Nature’s art

In earlier times, the sciences were studied in close relation to one another. Although we have been assiduously separating scientific fields... their links are more important now than ever before. And those who observe these links... are becoming as interesting to us as the birds and plants and environmental issues that have focussed their attention. What draws them and us to nature?

Tripped up, tripped out: Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser

Is it worthy of Australia's most prestigious literary award? Read Evelyn Juers' review of the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award winning novel.