In Conversation

Alice Pung

Growing up Asian in Australia

Alice Pung is one of Australia’s most talented and celebrated young writers. A child of Chinese immigrants, Pung was raised in Melbourne’s western suburbs. She burst onto the literary scene when she was just 25 with her award-winning memoir, Unpolished Gem. A lawyer and teacher, she has written children’s and young-adult fiction, as well as a novel exploring her father’s experiences on the Cambodian Killing Fields. Pung conceived of and edited the hugely popular anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia, a collection of stories that give voice to the children of Asian immigrants.

Come and hear one of Australia’s most sought-after public speakers discuss her life, work and influences.

'Growing Up Asian in Australia' - Alice Pung

Thursday 9th June 2016

6.30pm refreshments
7.00pm event starts

Senior Library via
Woodstock St entrance

Anne Devenish
Head of Library
Call 9811 8591

This is a free event.
All welcome.

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