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Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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  • Dedication: To all my friends and family, whichever world they are in.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1994 .
      Extent: 275p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 1863680896
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2000 .
      Extent: 275p.
      ISBN: 186368302X

Works about this Work

A "Bay of Whispers" : Seascape in Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé Rosalind McFarlane , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 29 no. 1 2015; (p. 163-173)
'The ocean as a border in Australia has been gaining increasing attention, not only with the arrival of asylum seekers by boat and the relentless government policies to prevent this, but also the connections with Asia that Australia's part of Oceania suggests. Recent scholarship by critics such as Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Suvendrini Perera, and Elizabeth McMahon explore the way representations of oceans can evoke, on the one hand, this doubled sense of insularity and threat, but on the other possibility and connection. Despite the ocean's dominant presence and the way it frames conflict and intimate moments, scholarship on Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiance has frequently focused on the way the novel deals with racism in Australia via the Eurasian woman's experience of the White Australia Policy. Here, McFarlane examines the depiction of the sea in Lazaroo's novel as it engages with a kind of insularity with reflection and connective possibility in relation to globalization.' (Publication abstract)
The Ghost and the Host: ‘Hauntologising’ Diasporic Difference in Simone Lazaroo’s Fiction Paul Giffard-Foret , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 148-166)

Explores the use of demonology in Asian Australian women’s fiction as a way of approaching Simone Lazaroo’s oeuvre through the prism of what Jacques Derrida described as ‘hauntology’.

Transcultural Horizons and the Limitations of Multiculturalism in 'The World Waiting to be Made' Lyn Dickens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 3 no. 2011;
'This article examines the limitations of Australian multiculturalism via an analysis of Simone Lazaroo's semi-autobiographical novel The World Waiting to be Made, which charts the life of a young mixed race woman in suburban Perth. Through a close reading of this novel, this article argues that current modes of multiculturalism are ill-equipped to deal with people of racially and culturally mixed heritages. Furthermore, through an exploration of the novel and the work of Caribbean scholars Édouard Glissant and Fernando Ortiz this essay asserts that concepts of syncretism, opacity and transculturation may provide alternative modes of perceiving difference within the nation.' (Author's abstract)
Relations of Difference : Asianness, Indigeneity and Whiteness in Simone Lazaroo's Fiction Robyn Morris , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 32 no. 1-2 2010; (p. 116-129)
Simone Lazaroo's fiction is important in discussions of Australian identity formation for its exploration of acculturated representations of both Asianness and Indigeneity. Her body of work brings to visibility issues of representation, especially the way race and gender are intertwined as artificial constructs of difference within Australian cultural and historical discourse. This article examines how Lazaroo's novels engage in a triangulated contemporary representational politics through the articulation of 'relations of difference' in which characters of Asian, Indigenous and Anglo ancestry interact and react to racialised and gendered inscriptions of otherness. This article explores how Lazaroo critiques the hyper-visuality and sexualising of the Asian female body by the dominant white Anglo Australian society and the concomitant erasure of the Indigenous body and culture in stories of nation in The World Waiting to be Made (1994), The Australian Fiancé (2000), and The Travel Writer (2006). These works signal Lazaroo's ongoing interrogation of the politics of both relations of difference and looking relations. [from Kunapipi 32,1-2, Abstracts, p. 245]
Writing Chinese Diaspora : After the 'White Australia Policy' Deborah L. Madsen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 263-270) Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 158-172)
An overview of Chinese-Australian writing.
Food, Race and the Power of Recuperative Identity Politics within Asian Australian Women's Fiction Robyn Morris , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 32 no. 4 2008; (p. 499-508)
'This article considers the link between consumption, cuisine and agency in fiction by Asian Australian writers, Hsu-Ming Teo, Simone Lazaroo and Lillian Ng. It argues that the issue of whether these writers employ an oppositional poetics during the process of textualising or fictionalisng their experience and reactions to racialised and gendered practices can be addressed through an evaluation of their deployment of the food metaphor. In other words, do these writers challenge the assumption of a monolithic national identity in which Australian multiculturalism is equated with eating or tasting but disavowing the other?' (499)
Interview with Simone Lazaroo Paul Giffard-Foret (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , July no. 5 2008;
Beached Identities : Inclusion and Exclusion of Histories in the Formation of the Beach as an Australian Spatial Icon Anja Schwarz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 125-138)
'One of the predominant icons associated with Australia today is the beach, often considered to be a landscape of vital importance for the nation's identity. Its significance asserts itself not only in material culture but, as Meaghan Morris remarks, a 'vast anthology could be compiled of beach scenes from literature, cinema, photography, painting, theatre, television drama and documentary, newspapers and magazines.'...While it might be tempting to hail the beach as the site of an Australia finally arrived at its 'real' postcolonial identity, Richard White argued already in 1980 that 'images of national identity, rather than describing an especially Australian identity, grow out of assumptions about nature, race, class, democracy, sex and empire, and are 'invented' to serve the interests of particular groups. This essay takes up White's argument in asking who these 'particular groups' are in the context of the beach and investigates those mechanisms of exclusion that keep certain people and their histories from the 'imagined memory' (Pierre Nora) where certain histories are remembered whereas others are excluded from national memory thus facilitating the beach's unifying national appeal. Contrary to these ostracising readings, Mudrooroo's 1991 poem 'Beached Australian Party,' Anne Zahalka's beach photography and Simone Lazaroo's novel The World Waiting to be Made will be treated as attempts to recover these excluded histories. (Author's abstract p. 125)
'No Place Like Home' : The Ambivalent Rhetoric of Hospitality in the Work of Simone Lazaroo, Arlene Chai, and Hsu-Ming Teo Deborah L. Madsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , February vol. 27 no. 1-2 2006; (p. 117-132)
This essay addresses the 'neither here nor there' rhetoric of not belonging in Anglophone Chinese Australian literature.
The Great Southern Land : Asian-Australian Women Writers Re-View the Australian Landscape Shirley Tucker , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 21 no. 2 2003; (p. 178-188)
Tucker examines the representation of landscape in Asian-Australian women's writing in terms of the aesthetics of Australian literature.
Reading Photographically : Translating Whiteness through the Eye of the Empire Robyn Morris , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 27 no. 2 2001; (p. 86-96)
The Making of an 'Australian' 'Self' in Simone Lazaroo's The World Waiting to be Made Dorothy Wang , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 44-49)
Your Worst Nightmare: Hybridised Demonology in Asian-Australian Women's Writing Shirley Tucker , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 150-157)
This essay examines historical and contemporary fictional representations of Asian women and locates their 'unheimlich' counterparts in alternative portraits of, and by, Asian-Australian women writers.
Shopping and Cooking for the Hybrid in The World Waiting to Be Made Miriam Wei Wei Lo , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 31-43)
Someone Else's Zoo: Asian Australian Women's Writing Tseen-Ling Khoo , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Tensions : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference : 6 - 11 July 1996 1996; (p. 23-29)
Winton Misses Out on WA Book Prize Andre Malan , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 October 1995; (p. 7)
Biography on the Menu 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 March 1995; (p. 5)
Questions of Identity Tracey Ibrahim , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 6-7)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
The World Waiting to be Made Lucy Dougan (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , February/March vol. 9 no. 1 1994; (p. 7-8)
Tales of Migrant Women Gail Cork , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 October 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Silver Sister Lillian Ng 1994 single work novel ; The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel ; Solstice Matt Rubinstein 1994 single work novel
Questions of Identity Tracey Ibrahim , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 6-7)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Tales of Migrant Women Gail Cork , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 October 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Silver Sister Lillian Ng 1994 single work novel ; The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel ; Solstice Matt Rubinstein 1994 single work novel
Journeys Stalled Between Memory and Myth Anne Coombs , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 October 1994; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Romeo of the Underworld Venero Armanno 1994 single work novel ; The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Freeman , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 74 no. 1049 1994; (p. 52)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Spiritual Guidance for Those Caught in Between Veronica Sen , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 September 1994; (p. 22)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Untitled Louise Minutillo , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: New Librarian , August vol. 1 no. 6 1994; (p. 40)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Conflict of Place Helen Heritage , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 165 1994; (p. 23-24)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Untitled Kate Temby , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 39 no. 4 1994; (p. 148-150)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 2 no. 4 1994; (p. 40-41)

— Review of The World Waiting to be Made Simone Lazaroo 1994 single work novel
The Great Southern Land : Asian-Australian Women Writers Re-View the Australian Landscape Shirley Tucker , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 21 no. 2 2003; (p. 178-188)
Tucker examines the representation of landscape in Asian-Australian women's writing in terms of the aesthetics of Australian literature.
The World Waiting to be Made Lucy Dougan (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , February/March vol. 9 no. 1 1994; (p. 7-8)
'No Place Like Home' : The Ambivalent Rhetoric of Hospitality in the Work of Simone Lazaroo, Arlene Chai, and Hsu-Ming Teo Deborah L. Madsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , February vol. 27 no. 1-2 2006; (p. 117-132)
This essay addresses the 'neither here nor there' rhetoric of not belonging in Anglophone Chinese Australian literature.
Food, Race and the Power of Recuperative Identity Politics within Asian Australian Women's Fiction Robyn Morris , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , December vol. 32 no. 4 2008; (p. 499-508)
'This article considers the link between consumption, cuisine and agency in fiction by Asian Australian writers, Hsu-Ming Teo, Simone Lazaroo and Lillian Ng. It argues that the issue of whether these writers employ an oppositional poetics during the process of textualising or fictionalisng their experience and reactions to racialised and gendered practices can be addressed through an evaluation of their deployment of the food metaphor. In other words, do these writers challenge the assumption of a monolithic national identity in which Australian multiculturalism is equated with eating or tasting but disavowing the other?' (499)
Writing Chinese Diaspora : After the 'White Australia Policy' Deborah L. Madsen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 263-270) Australian Made : A Multicultural Reader 2010; (p. 158-172)
An overview of Chinese-Australian writing.
Interview with Simone Lazaroo Paul Giffard-Foret (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Peril : An Asian-Australian Journal , July no. 5 2008;
Relations of Difference : Asianness, Indigeneity and Whiteness in Simone Lazaroo's Fiction Robyn Morris , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 32 no. 1-2 2010; (p. 116-129)
Simone Lazaroo's fiction is important in discussions of Australian identity formation for its exploration of acculturated representations of both Asianness and Indigeneity. Her body of work brings to visibility issues of representation, especially the way race and gender are intertwined as artificial constructs of difference within Australian cultural and historical discourse. This article examines how Lazaroo's novels engage in a triangulated contemporary representational politics through the articulation of 'relations of difference' in which characters of Asian, Indigenous and Anglo ancestry interact and react to racialised and gendered inscriptions of otherness. This article explores how Lazaroo critiques the hyper-visuality and sexualising of the Asian female body by the dominant white Anglo Australian society and the concomitant erasure of the Indigenous body and culture in stories of nation in The World Waiting to be Made (1994), The Australian Fiancé (2000), and The Travel Writer (2006). These works signal Lazaroo's ongoing interrogation of the politics of both relations of difference and looking relations. [from Kunapipi 32,1-2, Abstracts, p. 245]
Beached Identities : Inclusion and Exclusion of Histories in the Formation of the Beach as an Australian Spatial Icon Anja Schwarz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 125-138)
'One of the predominant icons associated with Australia today is the beach, often considered to be a landscape of vital importance for the nation's identity. Its significance asserts itself not only in material culture but, as Meaghan Morris remarks, a 'vast anthology could be compiled of beach scenes from literature, cinema, photography, painting, theatre, television drama and documentary, newspapers and magazines.'...While it might be tempting to hail the beach as the site of an Australia finally arrived at its 'real' postcolonial identity, Richard White argued already in 1980 that 'images of national identity, rather than describing an especially Australian identity, grow out of assumptions about nature, race, class, democracy, sex and empire, and are 'invented' to serve the interests of particular groups. This essay takes up White's argument in asking who these 'particular groups' are in the context of the beach and investigates those mechanisms of exclusion that keep certain people and their histories from the 'imagined memory' (Pierre Nora) where certain histories are remembered whereas others are excluded from national memory thus facilitating the beach's unifying national appeal. Contrary to these ostracising readings, Mudrooroo's 1991 poem 'Beached Australian Party,' Anne Zahalka's beach photography and Simone Lazaroo's novel The World Waiting to be Made will be treated as attempts to recover these excluded histories. (Author's abstract p. 125)
Transcultural Horizons and the Limitations of Multiculturalism in 'The World Waiting to be Made' Lyn Dickens , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 3 no. 2011;
'This article examines the limitations of Australian multiculturalism via an analysis of Simone Lazaroo's semi-autobiographical novel The World Waiting to be Made, which charts the life of a young mixed race woman in suburban Perth. Through a close reading of this novel, this article argues that current modes of multiculturalism are ill-equipped to deal with people of racially and culturally mixed heritages. Furthermore, through an exploration of the novel and the work of Caribbean scholars Édouard Glissant and Fernando Ortiz this essay asserts that concepts of syncretism, opacity and transculturation may provide alternative modes of perceiving difference within the nation.' (Author's abstract)
Winton Misses Out on WA Book Prize Andre Malan , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 October 1995; (p. 7)
Biography on the Menu 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 March 1995; (p. 5)
Someone Else's Zoo: Asian Australian Women's Writing Tseen-Ling Khoo , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Current Tensions : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference : 6 - 11 July 1996 1996; (p. 23-29)
The Making of an 'Australian' 'Self' in Simone Lazaroo's The World Waiting to be Made Dorothy Wang , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 44-49)
Your Worst Nightmare: Hybridised Demonology in Asian-Australian Women's Writing Shirley Tucker , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 65 2000; (p. 150-157)
This essay examines historical and contemporary fictional representations of Asian women and locates their 'unheimlich' counterparts in alternative portraits of, and by, Asian-Australian women writers.
Shopping and Cooking for the Hybrid in The World Waiting to Be Made Miriam Wei Wei Lo , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interactions : Essays on the Literature and Culture of the Asia-Pacific Region 2000; (p. 31-43)
Reading Photographically : Translating Whiteness through the Eye of the Empire Robyn Morris , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 27 no. 2 2001; (p. 86-96)
The Ghost and the Host: ‘Hauntologising’ Diasporic Difference in Simone Lazaroo’s Fiction Paul Giffard-Foret , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 148-166)

Explores the use of demonology in Asian Australian women’s fiction as a way of approaching Simone Lazaroo’s oeuvre through the prism of what Jacques Derrida described as ‘hauntology’.

A "Bay of Whispers" : Seascape in Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé Rosalind McFarlane , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 29 no. 1 2015; (p. 163-173)
'The ocean as a border in Australia has been gaining increasing attention, not only with the arrival of asylum seekers by boat and the relentless government policies to prevent this, but also the connections with Asia that Australia's part of Oceania suggests. Recent scholarship by critics such as Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Suvendrini Perera, and Elizabeth McMahon explore the way representations of oceans can evoke, on the one hand, this doubled sense of insularity and threat, but on the other possibility and connection. Despite the ocean's dominant presence and the way it frames conflict and intimate moments, scholarship on Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiance has frequently focused on the way the novel deals with racism in Australia via the Eurasian woman's experience of the White Australia Policy. Here, McFarlane examines the depiction of the sea in Lazaroo's novel as it engages with a kind of insularity with reflection and connective possibility in relation to globalization.' (Publication abstract)
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