Review of Julia Leigh’s Avalanche


I’ve long admired Julia Leigh’s novels (as well as her film Sleeping Beauty), so it was a great pleasure to be able to review her memoir Avalanche for the Sydney Morning Herald here. It’s a stunning, intensely personal account of her experience with IVF and the writing is very different to her novels, which I love, but have a much more distant sort of beauty.

Published by gretchenshirm

Sydney writer and critic. Author of Having Cried Wolf.

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