Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker. She has published two books, the most recent being TRANS: A MEMOIR (Verso, 2015), based on her ‘Transgender Journey’ series for The Guardian (2010-12), and which was runner-up in the Polari First LGBT Book Award in 2016.
She also writes short fiction, which has appeared in Five Dials, The London Magazine and elsewhere. Her criticism, essays and journalism on a variety of subjects including literature, film, art, politics and football, have been published in Granta, Frieze, Sight & Sound, The London Review of Books, The Washington Post, and many other places. Her debut short story collection, VARIATIONS, will be published by Influx Press in June 2021.
Her 16mm short films, Approach/Withdraw (2016, co-directed with Ker Wallwork) and You Will Be Free (2017) have screened in galleries and festivals across Europe, and she was included in the Independent on Sunday’s Pink List of influential LGBT+ people between 2012 and 2015. She also hosts Suite (212), a discussion programme on Resonance 104.4fm that looks at the arts in their social, political and historical contexts.
Juliet’s latest book, FRONT LINES: TRANS JOURNALISM 2007-2021 (Cipher Press) was published in July 2022.