We asked alice pung, author of unpolished gem and editor of growing up asian in australia, when did you first decide to become a writer. Laurinda alice pung black inc books 2014, 340p copy courtesy of the publisher lucy lam has just received the first equal access scholarship. Alice pung's new book for black inc's 'writers on writers' series explores the life and influence of australia's literary treasure, john marsden.
Alice pung is a melbourne author whose award-winning books include unpolished gem, her father's daughter and laurinda she also wrote the marly books. Alice pung was born in 1981 in footscray, victoria to cambodian refugee parents her first book, the memoir unpolished gem, was published in 2006 in 2008. Alice pung 1221 likes 2 talking about this author and editor, proud asian australian.
In on john marsden, alice pung writes about one of her deep influences – the much-loved and hugely successful john marsden read an. Alice pung is a writer, lawyer and teacher she is the author of unpolished gem, her father's daughter, laurinda and writers on writers: alice pung on john. When my dad dropped us off at the front gate, the first things i saw were the rose garden spreading out on either side of the main driveway and the enormous.
About halfway through alice pung's new memoir, her father's daughter, comes a section that hits the reader like a sledgehammer. At twenty-something, alice is eager for the milestones of adulthood: leaving home , choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own. By alice pung our father, who survived the killing fields, would never let me travel to south-east asia when i was a student, so the first time i visited.
Alice pung is an award-winning writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in melbourne she is the bestselling author of unpolished gem and her father's. As a teenager, author alice pung bounced between five melbourne high schools when she was 16, she was accepted into a fiercely. Books by alice pung our australian girl: marly walks on the moon (book 4) our australian girl: marly and the goat (book 3) our australian girl: marly's. Alice pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer in this interview, she reflects on how approaches her writing and how she has built her literary career.
By alice pung my father named me alice because he believed i was delivered into a wonderland, a place that allowed for the full expression. A beautifully written and engaging memoir about a cambodian australian woman, her mother and her grandmother alice pung was born a.
The paperback of the lucy and linh by alice pung at barnes & noble free shipping on $250 or more. Award-winning australian author alice pung visited with our year 11 & 12 english students yesterday to share her story about growing up as an. Alice pung, an author, a lawyer and guest at this weekend's bendigo writers festival, is in a unique position to write a novel about inequality in.