Juliet Jacques (1981) is a writer and filmmaker based in London. As well as publishing two books (Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study, Dalkey Archive Press, 2007;Trans: A Memoir, Verso Books, 2015), she writes short fiction, as well as journalism on literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, for whom she documented her gender reassignment in a series entitled A Transgender Journey, as well as The New Statesman, London Review of Books, Granta, Sight & Sound, Frieze, The Washington Post, TimeOut, New Humanist, Five Dials, New Inquiry, Berfrois, 3:AM and many other places. She has made two 16mm films – Approach/Withdraw, co-directed with artist Ker Wallwork (2016), and You Will Be Free (2017). She co-wrote NADA: Act III with Jasmina Cibic, and acted in Female Human Animal (Josh Appignanesi, 2017) and the Superflux short film Our Friends Electric (2017). She was included on The Independent on Sunday Pink List of influential LGBT people in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and appeared on a panel at the PEN International Congress in 2014. Her Transgender Journey column was long-listed for the Orwell Prize for blogs in 2011, and Trans: A Memoir was runner-up in Polari LGBT Literary Salon’s First Book Award for 2016.
(Image: Trans. A Memoir. Cover art and lettering by Joanna Walsh)
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