Close To Home: Selected Writings

Close To Home: Selected Writings

by Alice Pung

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/10/2018

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A brilliant collection from one of Australia's leading writers

Close to Home brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on topics such as migration, family, art, belonging and identity. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice at her best - an irresistible pleasure for fans and new readers alike.

In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing up Chinese-Australian in Melbourne's western suburbs. Since then, she has written on everything from the role of grandparents' to the corrosive effects of racism; from the importance of literature to the legacy of her parents' migration from Cambodia as asylum seekers. In all of this, a central idea is home - how the places we live and the connections we form shape who we become, and what homecoming can mean to those who build their lives in Australia.

"Most people have an idea of home as a place of comfort and safety. But it is more than that. Your home is a place where your suffering can take shelter." - Alice Pung 

ISBN:
9781760640910
9781760640910
Category:
Social issues & processes
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-10-2018
Publisher:
Black Inc.
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
234x154x28mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Alice Pung

Alice Pung is a writer, editor, teacher and lawyer based in Melbourne.

She is the author of Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Laurinda and the editor of the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia.

Alice’s work has appeared in the Monthly, Good Weekend, the Age, The Best Australian Stories and Meanjin.

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

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