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Joey Bui Joey Bui i(12936338 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Vietnamese
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'Joey Bui is a Vietnamese Australian author. She graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi in 2016, where she completed her first collection of short stories. Joey has been published in literary magazines in the US and Australia, and competes in poetry slams in New York.'

Source: Overland (Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize shortlist).

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Lucky Ticket Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2019 17064005 2019 selected work short story

'IN the comic-tragic story ‘Lucky Ticket’, the narrator, a genial disabled old man, sells lottery tickets on a street corner in bustling Saigon. In ‘Mekong Love’, two young people in a restrictive society find a way to consummate their relationship—in an extraordinary tropical landscape.

'In ‘Abu Dhabi Gently’, a story of dreams and disappointment, of camaraderie and disillusionment, a migrant worker leaves Vietnam to earn money in the UAE in order to be able to marry his fiancée. ‘White Washed’ depicts a strained friendship between two students in Melbourne, the Vietnamese narrator and a white girl.

'What does it mean to be Asian? What does it mean to be white? And what makes up identity? In Lucky Ticket, Joey Bui introduces a diverse range of characters, all with distinctive voices, and makes us think differently about mixed-race relationships, difficulties between family generations, war, dislocation and identity.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Small Press Network Book of the Year Award
2020 shortlisted Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction
2020 winner Queensland Literary Awards Australian Short Story Collection - Steele Rudd Award
2020 winner The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist of the Year
2020 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2020 longlisted The Stella Prize
Hot Days 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 230 2018;

'In the summer days of 2010, Linh squatted in the back of the kitchen and pressed her bare back to the stone sink. Customers stopped coming in and even the ice melted in their tubs of sweet drinks in the fridge. At the end of the days, cubes of grass jelly shrivelled, growing wrinkled layers of film on their sides and Linh had to throw it all into the bushes at the back of the cafe.' (Introduction)

2017 runner-up Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize
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