Writing Sex: Juliet Jacques

Jonathan Alexander talks with Juliet Jacques about her recent volume of short stories, "Variations."

By Jonathan AlexanderOctober 9, 2022

    WRITING SEX is a series of short interviews with contemporary writers who are breaking new ground in writing about sex and sexuality. Sometimes ribald but always smart, these writers push the limits of our ability to imagine what sex is, what it means, and what it could be.


    Juliet Jacques is a writer and filmmaker based in London. She has published three books: Rayner Heppenstall: A Critical Study (Dalkey Archive, 2007); Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015); and a volume of short stories, Variations (Influx Press, 2021). She has also contributed to volumes published by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, And Other Stories, and others.


    HOST: Jonathan Alexander, Special Projects Editor at LARB and Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine http://www.the-blank-page.com

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    Jonathan Alexander is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 22 books, including the Creep trilogy, which consists of Creep: A Life, A Theory, An Apology (finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, 2017); Bullied: The Story of an Abuse (2021); and Dear Queer Self: An Experiment in Memoir (2022). Other recent books include the memoir Stroke Book: The Diary of a Blindspot (2021) and the scholarly work Writing and Desire: Queer Ways of Composing (2023). Alexander is Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. 

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