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Gender: Female
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Vivian Pham  is a writer based in Sydney.

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y separately published work icon The Coconut Children North Sydney : Vintage Australia , 2020 18610215 2020 single work novel

'Sonny and Vince have always known each other. It took two years of juvie, a crazy mother (her), a violent father (him) and a porn stash for them to meet again.

'Sonny is in her last year of school and with protective parents she is forced to watch the world from her bedroom window. She has a habit of falling hopelessly in love with just about anyone. Vince is handsome, brash, a leader in the gangs, who became a legend after he was taken away by juvenile justice two years ago. Now, Vince is back. One problem – they have not been friends since they were children. Growing up in the vertigo of 1990's Cabramatta, of households which harbour histories and parents who are difficult to love, they stumble upon each other once more.

'While sharing the ugly and scary details of Western Sydney in this time, Vivian Pham also illuminates the beauty, hope, possibility, kindness and love that can spring from small gestures and strong friendships.' (Publication summary)

2021 winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2021 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW
2021 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) The Matt Richell Award for New Writer
2021 longlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
2021 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
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