Julie Green lives on the outskirts of Sydney and studies at Macquarie University. Next year she will undertake a written-production Honours component.
She mostly writes creative non-fiction on science and medicine, but has also focussed on visual arts and wildlife conservation. She currently writes for a local newspaper.
In her spare time, Julie bushwalks or draws and paints. She is an amateur artist and sells her work for pretty pennies. She has won awards for drawing, photography and a short film.
She is working on a short memoir piece about her grandmother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and will turn it into a bigger project in the future.
InterviewHaving read your online bio, I have to ask: do you really have trained monkeys? How much do you wish you did? Would they communicate telepathically with you so all your work remains authentically yours?Ah, the trained monkeys have...
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InterviewIn addition to being a writer, you're an installation artist, among other things. Do you think writing and art provide any similar skills, or a specific pleasure? Does your writing cross over into your installation work, or vice versa?For...
InterviewAs we're conducting this interview via email, could describe your current environment?I am writing in my studio, which is in the Sample House building, quite near the Victoria Markets. It is a studio that I share with seven other...
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InterviewThis year you won the Josephine Ulrick Prize for literature with your story 'Tryst' – a vivid tale about the 'loss of innocence' – how did this further your writing?It's such an honour to win the prize and it...