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Suburban Program

Local Libraries: Alice Pung

Thu 9 Sep, 6.30pm
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In her new novel One Hundred Days, Alice Pung depicts the fraught relationship between a pregnant teen and her overprotective mother. The multiple prize–winning author sits down to discuss the fault lines of class and family she touches on in her work, and to explore the ways in which control can sometimes masquerade as love. With Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen.

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Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen is a Vietnamese-Australian writer and critic based in Melbourne, whose work has been published widely. She was an inaugural recipient of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter fellowship in 2018 and a fiction judge for the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

Alice Pung is the bestselling award-winning author of Unpolished Gem, Her Father's Daughter and Laurinda. She is the editor of Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Her other books include Close to Home and the Marly books for Penguin's Our Australian Girl series. Her latest book is One Hundred Days.

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