Alice Pung, author, teacher and lawyer, will visit Wallan Secondary College tomorrow (Tuesday) to talk with our VCE students.
Alice is the editor of Growing up Asian in Australia, a VCE text studied by our Senior students. Alice has received enormous critical acclaim not only for this text, but for her newest book, Her Father’s Daughter. In 2007, Unpolished Gem won her the Australian Newcomer of the Year award in the Australian Book Industry Awards and was shortlisted for several other awards including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and The Age Book of the Year 2007. Unpolished Gem has been translated into other languages and is also published in the UK and US.
Alice is known for her deep passion and empathy for youth issues, and she believes in the power of good humour (and not-so-good puns) to help surmount adversity. Alice is a qualified legal practitioner, currently working in the area of minimum wages part time.
For more information, see her website: www.alicepung.com