Julia Leigh had already published her first novel, The Hunter, prior to the mentoring year.
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According to Julia Leigh, the most valuable aspect of the time she spent with her mentor, Toni Morrison, was the reassurance that she was on the right track and that her project was worthwhile.
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Julia Leigh in a Paris bookshop.
Julia Leigh: “What matters is the end result, the work itself.”
Julia Leigh cites as her muse, “Reading, reading, reading. Widely and eclectically.“ Paris, 2002
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Julia Leigh works on her second novel in Paris.
Julia Leigh at work in Paris.
Julia Leigh speaks at the Shanghai International Literary Festival in March 2011. Shanghai, 2011
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Disquiet, Julia Leigh’s first novella, was published to acclaim in 2008.
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Julia Leigh at a book signing for Disquiet, winner of the 2009 Encore Award. New York, 2008
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Julia Leigh, writer and director of Sleeping Beauty is pictured with fellow protégé Ben Frost who composed the music for Sleeping Beauty. Cannes, 2011
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Sleeping Beauty, a film written and directed by Julia Leigh, was part of the Official Selection at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, in competition for the Palme d’Or in May 2011.
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April 2011 Sleeping Beauty, a film written and directed by Julia Leigh, will compete for the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
April 2010 Disquiet, Julia Leigh’s first novella, has made its mark on the international literary scene since its publication in 2008.
November 2007 Australian Julia Leigh returned to New York this year, where she worked with mentor Toni Morrison in 2003, to teach at Barnard College.