A coming-of-age story about the meaning of love between friends. Winner of the prestigious Australian Vogel Literary award in 2004. 'A very genuine voice with a strong sense of authenticity and ... a rising sense of menace ...' Liam Davison A rare insight into regional Australia, its characters and landscape The writing is raw yet sophisticated; the story speaks of the Australian experience and what it is to be a young woman. Will appeal to women in their late 20s to 30s.
Julienne was born in 1970 and grew up in country New South Wales. She studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong and later at the University of Queensland where Road Story was completed as part of her PhD (Creative Writing). Julienne's work has been published in a variety of journals in Australia including TEXT, Mattoid and Verandah and has been broadcast on ABC radio. She now lives in Perth, where she is a lecturer in the Faculty of Media, Society and Culture at Curtin University of Technology. Julienne's website is http://au.geocities.com/julienne_vanloon/