Mireille Juchau is a Sydney-based novelist, essayist and critic.

Her third novel, The World Without Us, was published by Bloomsbury in Australia, UK and the US. It won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017 and shortlisted for five awards including the Stella Prize 2016 and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016. Burning In, her second novel, was shortlisted for several awards and published in Europe.

Mireille’s criticism, essays and reviews are published internationally. In 2020 she won the Walkley-Pascall Prize for her arts criticism in The New Yorker and The Monthly. Mireille was formerly fiction editor of HEAT Magazine, has a PhD in literature and is an Honorary Affiliate, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.

Juchau’s style is perfectly poised, elegant and restrained…a writer of great poetic power.

—Alberto Manguel, The Guardian