Michelle Law


Michelle Law is a Brisbane writer working across fiction, nonfiction and screenwriting. Her work has appeared in Women of Letters (Penguin, 2011), Growing Up Asian in Australia (Black Inc., 2008), Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World (UQP, 2013), as well as several Australian literary journals and magazines.

She co-authored the comedy book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say (Black Inc., 2014) and is an AWGIE award-winning screenwriter whose films have screened internationally and on the ABC. Single Asian Female, her debut stage play, was performed by La Boite Theatre Company in 2017.


Conversations with my sister

MemoirON THE WAY home from Brisbane airport, my older sister Tammy turns to me from the driver’s seat and asks an unexpected question: ‘So, are you going to marry him?’ She says this in a silly voice while pulling...

Good things come in pairs

MemoirONE OF THE first things you notice at a Chinese wedding reception is the Chinese character for ‘double happiness’. Among the swaths of vermillion red decorations, the symbol, often drawn in gold calligraphy, accosts you from all directions. There...

Happily ever after

MemoirI DON'T REMEMBER much about my twenty-first birthday besides being heartbroken. A few weeks before my birthday, my boyfriend and I split up, and I was too preoccupied with the fallout to celebrate anything. We'd been together for nearly...

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