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Alice Pung

Australia (b.1981)

Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne. Born a month after her Chinese parents fled from Cambodia to Australia as asylum seekers from Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge Regime, Alice has used her shared family's experiences to write stories that captivate all readers.

She has won numerous awards including the 2007 Newcomer of the Year Award in the Australia Book Industry Awards for her first book Unpolished Gem. Her next book Her Father's Daughter won the Western Australia Premier's Book Award for Non Fiction, and it was also shortlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards in Victoria and New South Wales, and nominated also in the Queensland Literary Awards. Laurinda, Alice's first novel, was published in 2014 and was one of Readings' Top 100 bestselling books for the year. She wrote four books around the character Marly for Penguin's Our Australian Girl series.

Alice lives with her husband at Janet Clarke Hall at the University of Melbourne, where she is currently the Artist in Residence.

New and upcoming books
   Laurinda (2014)
   My First Lesson (2016)
   Lucy and Linh (2016)
   One Hundred Days (2021)
Novellas and Short Stories
   In a Heartbeat (2017)
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Series contributed to
Our Australian Girl
   1. Meet Marly (2015)
   2. Marly's Business (2015)
   3. Marly and the Goat (2015)
   4. Marly Walks On the Moon (2016)
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Books containing stories by Alice Pung

Alice Pung recommends
All That's Left Unsaid (2022)
Tracey Lien
"A story of great grief and even greater love, this beautiful and powerful book will break you open and change you inside."
Words for Lucy (2022)
Marion Halligan
"A sublime book about the small joys that make up a treasured life, from a writer of unfathomable grace and stoicism."

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