We are pleased to announce the finalists of our recent Pencilled In Commissions call-out.
Christine Sun with her essay 'On Asian Australian Writers and 'Own Voices''.
Christine Yunn-Yu Sun is a Taiwan-born, Melbourne-based writer, translator, reader, reviewer and independent scholar, also recognised by the 2015 Victoria's Multicultural Award for Excellence – Victorian Multicultural Marketing Award as a publisher that uses innovative marketing and communication strategies to engage multicultural audiences and promote the benefits of cultural diversity.
Dawn Nguyen with her short story 'The milk can'.
Dawn Nguyen was born in Vietnam soon after the Vietnam War ended. She came to Australia at the age of 19 and is a Principal Data Analyst at a government department. Her professional attention has focused on econometrics and analytics. However, she finds English beautiful, more than her mother tongue.
Thuy On was selected as runner up with her poem 'Perspective'.
Thuy On has been a freelance literary critic and journalist for two decades. She has written for a range of publications including for Fairfax publications (The Age, SMH), The Australian, Australian Book Review, and Books + Publishing. For the last six years, she has been The Big Issue's books editor.
These works will be published in the Deecember-January issue of 'The Victorian Writer', themed 'Writing Each Other'.
Writers Victoria would like to thank the team at Pencilled In for their support in funding these commissions.