Julia Leigh (born in 1970 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian novelist, film director and screenwriter.
She received prizes and nominations for her novels The Hunter and Disquiet. The Hunter was adapted into a 2011 feature film starring Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O’Connor. Leigh also wrote the screenplay Sleeping Beauty about a university student drawn into a mysterious world of desire. Leigh made her directorial debut with this screenplay in 2011 Sleeping Beauty starring Emily Browning. Her film was selected for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. –Wikipedia