Lisa-Anne Julien

Lisa-Anne Julien

Lisa-Anne Julien writes fiction and non-fiction (features and travel). She also works as a writer in the non-profit sector, focusing on issues relating to gender equality, education, community development, philanthropy, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.


  • BA (Hons) in Development Studies, University of East London, United Kingdom
  • MSc Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries, London School of Economics and Political Science

Fiction (books and short stories)

Non-Fiction (memoir and travel)


  • FEMRITE Women Writers, Kampala, Uganda (2013)
  • Yale Writers Conference Writing Residency, Yale University (2014)
  • The Jakes Gerwel Foundation and Passa Porta Residency, South Africa (2023)

Awards and notable mentions

  • If You Save Me – Winner University of Johannesburg’s 2022 Debut Prize for Fiction
  • If You Save Me ­– Longlisted for the 2022 South Africa Sunday Times Fiction Award
  • If You Save Me – Longlisted in the Mslexia UK First Novel Competition, 2020
  • “Pulling Seine and Catching Souls” – Highly Commended award in the 2008/2009 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • Worn Gaze – Second prize in the UK’s Writers Forum Monthly Short Story Competition, August 2014

The majority of Lisa-Anne’s publications and achievements can be found on the author’s website: