Julia Desiree Merican
Writer Based in Malaysia & the UK
Julia Merican is a Malaysian-British (+ Singaporean) writer from Kuala Lumpur. She’s also a recent MSt English Literature graduate from the University of Oxford, and is finding writing in the third person quite a lot of fun. While her earlier work left much to be desired, her short story 'Unlucky' was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award in 2019. If you ask nicely, she will write for you on just about anything, as long as she finds it interesting.
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on art + design
2021 // Precision to Softness / Reviving Hvidt & Mølgaard / Reconciling Differences
2020 // The Cerebral and the Sensual / Georg Olden / 'Hidden Lines' Exhibition Text / JB Blunk Estate x Francis Gallery
2019 // 'Fragmented Bodies: The Personal and the Public' Wall Text
on film + literature
2021 // How I Settle Myself: An Interview with Sally Bayley / A Conversational Art: Larissa Pham / The Gendered Politics of Isolation in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang
2020 // Quarantine Apparel in The Virgin Suicides / Emotional Baggage in Katherine Mansfield's 'The Garden Party' / Five Novels that Champion Social-Distancing / Why You Should Borrow Books from the Library
2019 // The Allure of the Italian Summer
2018 // The Crazy Rich Represent Asians
2020 // Meta Morphosis / Unlucky
on people + places
2020 // Being Foreign, Abroad and At Home / Kepler Track / Life in Lockdown: Malaysia / An Interview with Durfess / Durham's Spoken Word Poets
2019 // Hungry Ghosts: The Seventh Month
on style + culture
2021 // A Particular Mood / At the Core of It
2020 // Opali / Important Things to Remember in a Time of Pan(dem)ic / Wire Your Days
2019 // Reflection on the TLC's Controversial New Bathrooms
2021 // Editor at the Oxford Review of Books.
MSt Student at the University of Oxford.
Editorial Intern at Cereal Magazine.
2020 // Editorial Intern at Francis Gallery.
Marketing Intern at Cult Creative.
Editor-in-Chief at ft. Lighthouse.
Interview Editor at Palatinate.
2019 // Publicity Officer at D.U.E.L.S..
Communications Intern at STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery.
2018 // Enterprise Intern at BFM 89.9.
2017 // BA Student at Durham University.
Marketing Intern at The Body Shop Malaysia.