In 2008, Black Inc published Growing Up Asian in Australia, a collection of stories from Asian Australians about what it was like to grow up as an outsider in your own country. The Growing Up series has been entertaining, informing and inspiring readers across the country ever since. To celebrate the release of a compilation anthology, the editors of the Queer and Aboriginal editions, and a contributor to the Disabled edition, come together to celebrate the diversity of our nation, captured so movingly and delightfully in this important series.
Unfortunately, Alice Pung will no longer be speaking at this session. You can catch Alice at her other session, Motherhood Express, where she will be streaming into the Garden.
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Dr Anita Heiss is an award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and blogs, Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland and a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of central New South Wales.
Benjamin Law is the author of memoir The Family Law, which he adapted for SBS TV, Gaysia, and a Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101. A columnist for Fairfax’s Good Weekend magazine, Benjamin has also written for over fifty publications internationally and is a co-host on ABC Radio National’s Stop Everything.
Fiona Murphy is a Deaf poet and essayist. Her work has been published in publications including Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Griffith Review and The Big Issue and in 2019 she was awarded the Overland Fair Australia Essay Prize. Her memoir The Shape of Sound is her first book.