Who's telling the story?
The writer Alice Pung says that ‘literature is a good place for us to share our feelings, our language, our inner lives. ‘Literature is a refuge.’ And yet, she says, when marginalised people write books, the treatment of those books can miss much of the nuance that other authors might enjoy. Guest: Alice Pung, writer, editor and lawyer Author of essay ‘Whose feelings matter in literature?’ in the latest edition of Meanjin. It’s an edited version of the Writers Victoria 2021 State of the Writing Nation Address. Alice's books are the memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father's Daughter, and the novel Laurinda and One hundred daysABC—Late Night Live