Narratively

Julia Métraux

Julia Métraux is a journalist whose work has appeared in Narratively, The Tempest, BUST, and Briarpatch Magazine.

Stories By Julia Métraux

The Indigenous Rebel Who Took the Fight to White Settlers

As colonists spread across North America, Louis Riel took up arms — and was demonized in Canada’s history books. After 150 years, it’s time to reevaluate his legacy.

This Narratively Editor’s First Book is a Home Run

Michael Stahl on co-writing Major League Baseball star Bartolo Colón’s autobiography.

How Sassafras Lowrey Made Writing About Dogs a Career

The author and journalist on quitting a toxic day job and turning a passion into her new job.

How This Narratively Contributor Turned His Investigative Reporting Into a Novel

From Manilla’s cemetery slums to Taiwan's exploitative labor pool, Joe Henley’s thrilling new book puts a dramatic spotlight on the mistreatment of migrant workers.

The Pope Who Wrote an Erotic Novel

Before his rapid rise to the top of the Catholic Church, Pius II had a secret passion for scandalous stories. And they may have been inspired by his own life.

A Chef Who Fuses Food and Performance Art to Challenge Bias

A Q&A with Jenny Dorsey on how she serves up some very tough questions.

How One Writer Overcame a Brain Injury and Wrote an Award-Winning Memoir

Narratively contributor Andrea J. Buchanan on memoir, recovery, and the future.

The Secret Order of Swiss Medical Saviors

In a country known for being modern and precise, an ancient healing practice passed down from the heavens has surprising staying power.

How This Indie Filmmaker Made the Year’s Biggest Political Documentary

A Q&A with Narratively Contributor Rachel Lears, director of the Netflix documentary "Knock Down The House."