alice pung

“Extraordinary skill and compassion” Jennifer Down wins the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Bodies of Light

July 20, 2022

Taking home the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Bodies of Light, Jennifer Down is one of the youngest authors to ever receive the accolade and as such has cemented herself as a potent voice to watch in the Australian literary landscape. The judges said of Down’s work, “Bodies of Light invites readers […]

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Book Review: Alice Pung’s evocative set of essays Close To Home invites you into her Australian wonderland

November 18, 2018

Alice Pung reckons she grew up not always understanding where she fit in. But, things have changed and she now has a distinctive voice in her writing. The Chinese-Australian author has published her memoirs, several books of young adult fiction, and has had pieces feature regularly in The Monthly. And that’s all when she’s not […]

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Book Review: Writers on Writers presents a series of short love letters to Australian Literature

November 23, 2017

Black Inc’s Writers on Writers series was launched in October 2017 with the publication of its first two books, Alice Pung on John Marsden and Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings. The tag line for the series reads ‘Twelve Acclaimed Writers. Six Memorable Encounters.’ This sums up the idea behind the series incredibly well, which will […]

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