Juliet Jacques - Apiary (by Morgan King)
Former Somerset House Studios resident

Juliet Jacques

Author of short fiction and journalist covering literature, film, art, music, politics, gender, sexuality and football.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Juliet Jacques has published two books, Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) and Trans: A Memoir (Verso Books, 2015).

Juliet Jacques - Apiary (by Morgan King)
Juliet Jacques - Apiary (by Morgan King)
Juliet Jacques, by the door
Juliet Jacques, by the door

“Juliet Jacques’s Trans ... provides a lyrical exploration of her own gender journey against the background of increasing media interest in transgender issues. Thoughtful and intimate, it’s a fine successor to books such as Jan Morris’s Conundrum.”

Helen Lewis, Politics Books of the Year, The Guardian

Juliet's short fiction has appeared in Five Dials, The London Magazine, Berfrois and elsewhere, whilst her journalism and criticism has featured in The Guardian (for whom she documented her gender reassignment in her Transgender Journey series of 2010-12), Frieze, Sight & Sound, London Review of Books, Wire and numerous other publications and websites.

She was included on the Independent on Sunday's Pink/Rainbow List of influential LGBT people in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and was invited to speak at the PEN International Congress about LGBTQI freedom of speech in 2014. She was runner-up in the Polari First Book Prize in 2016 (for Trans: A Memoir) and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2016.

In addition to her writing, Juliet is also finishing a short film with artist Ker Wallwork, and working on a musical project with Morgan King (ex-Clubland, Illustration).

As well as running a regular monthly artist film club for studio residents, Juliet is naturally collaborative and already in discussions with other members of the studio community about future projects.

Transformation Marathon

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