Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau

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


About Mireille Juchau

Mireille Juchau’s most recent novel, The World Without Us is published in Australia, the UK and US (Bloomsbury, 2015/2016). It won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Awards, was shortlisted for The Stella Prize and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2016. Her second novel, Burning In (2007), was shortlisted for 4 awards including the 2008 Prime Minister’s Literary Award, and published in Europe. Mireille was formerly the fiction editor of HEAT Magazine and has a PhD in literature. Her short fiction, essays, literary and art criticism are widely published.


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.’