Eloise Grills is an award-winning artist and writer living on unceded Dja Dja Wurrung land. Her illustrated memoir-in-essays, big beautiful female theory, has been longlisted for the 2023 Indie Book Award for Illustrated Nonfiction, was highly commended in the 2023 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction and was commended in the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship.
Her work has been published by The Nib, Kill Your Darlings, Guardian, The Rumpus, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and others. Her comics, poetry and essays have won the Melbourne Writers’ Prize, the Lifted Brow x RMIT nonFictionLab Experimental Nonfiction Prize, the QPF Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word and the Woollahra Digital Literary Award. Her work has been funded by Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, the Australia Council and the Copyright Agency.
She has published three chapbooks: Dog Park, a comics collaboration with film academic Radha O’Meara (2022); Sexy Female Murderesses, a graphic memoir (Glom Press, 2018); and the Mary-Gilmore-award-shortlisted If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams (Subbed In, 2019).
Find her online at eloisegrills.com.