Alice Pung OAM is the author of the bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, and the essay collection Close to Home, as well as the editor of the anthologies Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her debut novel Laurinda won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her second novel, One Hundred Days, was shortlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Award, and has been optioned into a film.
She is the current Artist in Residence at Janet Clarke Hall, the University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University’s School of Media and Communication.
Alice was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to literature in 2022.
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2012: Stories to Believe In
Andy Griffiths, Gillian Mears, Elliot Perlman, Casey Bennetto, Bob Franklin, Lally Katz, Tony Birch, Alice Pung, Kaz Cooke, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Carrie Tiffany