Alice Pung is a Melbourne writer and lawyer.
Her bestselling memoir Unpolished Gem received the Australian Book Industry’s Newcomer of the Year Award and was short-listed for the Age Book of the Year, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the Book sellers' Choice Awards. In 2008, Alice edited the collection Growing Up Asian in Australia.
Alice’s books are studied at schools and universities nationally. Her work has appeared in the Monthly,
In 2009, she was the Australian Representative at the Iowa International Writer's Workshop.