Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau

has published two novels, Burning In (2007) and Machines for Feeling (2001).


About Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau is a novelist, essayist and critic. Her third novel, The World Without Us, was published in Australia, UK and US. It won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Awards, and was shortlisted for several other awards. Mireille was formerly fiction editor of HEAT Magazine and has a PhD in literature. She is currently writer in residence at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.


Articles about Mireille Juchau

Articles by Mireille Juchau

Outline by Rachel Cusk cover

Invaded, destroyed, rebuilt: Outline
by Rachel Cusk

Reality is one of Outline’s key themes and it extends beyond the content and the characters’ concerns, calling into question the very idea of the novel. This existential inquiry is embedded in Outline’s autofictional approach.

Performing reality: The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

‘Why do you invent … and tell lies?’ So asks Reno, the protagonist of Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers. She has come home with the artist Ronnie Fontaine after a dinner party, during which he told an epic tale. ‘They aren’t lies,’ replies Ronnie. ‘They’re a form of discretion.’