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Siang Lu Siang Lu i(A123077 works by)
Gender: Male
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Siang Lu is the award-winning writer of The Whitewash (UQP, 2022) and the co-creator of The Beige Index, assessing diversity in film.

He is the recipient of the Queensland Literary Awards' 2021 Glendower Award for an Emerging Writer.

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y separately published work icon The Whitewash The Whitewash : A Novel St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2022 24689178 2022 single work novel

'It sounded like a good idea at the time: A Hollywood spy thriller, starring, for the first time in history, an Asian male lead. With an estimated $350 million production budget and up-and-coming Hong Kong actor JK Jr, who, let’s be honest, is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but probably the hottest, Brood Empire was basically a sure thing. Until it wasn’t.

'So how did it all fall apart? There were smart guys involved. So smart, so woke. So woke it hurts. There was top-notch talent across the board and the financial backing of a heavyweight Chinese studio. And yet, Brood Empire is remembered now not as a historical landmark of Asian representation that smashed the bamboo ceiling in Hollywood, but rather as a fiasco of seismic proportions.

'The Whitewash is the definitive oral history of the whole sordid mess. Unofficial. Unasked for. Only intermittently fact-checked, and featuring a fool’s gallery of actors, producers, directors, film historians and scummy click-bait journalists, to answer the question of how it all went so horribly, horribly wrong.'  (Publication summary)

2023 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Audiobook of the Year
2023 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Multicultural NSW Award
2021 winner Queensland Literary Awards Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award
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