Established Author Forum: Moving Between Fiction and Non-Fiction
Summary:Tagore wrote that “Truth in her dress finds facts too tight. In fiction she moves with ease.” What is the difference between writing fiction and non-fiction, and how does an author move between the two – particularly if they have been published in one genre? What are true stories as distinct from stories that speak to some fundamental truth but must be told through fiction?
This masterclass is for established writers only: that is, writers who have had at least one book or short story collection published by a mainstream publisher or a significant publication history in literary journals or similar publication.
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About the Tutor:
Alice Pung OAM is a best-selling Australian writer whose award-winning books include Unpolished Gem, Laurinda and Her Father’s Daughter. Her latest book for adults is One Hundred Days, shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. In 2022, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to Literature.
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