Alice Pung


Alice Pung is a Melbourne writer, editor and lawyer. Her first novel, Unpolished Gem (Black Inc., 2006) became the bestselling book at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, won the Australian Book Industry Award’s Newcomer of the Year Award in 2007, and was short-listed for numerous other state and national awards.

Alice is a frequent contributor to The Monthly, The Age and The Australian , The Good Weekend, and has been published in Meanjin, Griffith REVIEW, and The Best Australian Stories 2008.


Cultivating creativity in children

ReportageIN 1992, COLIN Duffy was profiled by Susan Orlean in Esquire magazine about his thoughts on wealth, consumer products, recycling and abortion, among other issues. Yet he was not a celebrity, or politician, or anyone famous. When 'The American...

The field marker

MemoirOUR 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 Cambodia was when I was twenty-nine, with him and my sister Alison. In...

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