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Emily Sun Emily Sun i(A83303 works by) (a.k.a. Emily J. Sun; E. Sun; E.J. Sun)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Chinese
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Emily Sun's ancestors lived in a village in the south of China. Her visit to Beijing to get in touch with her ethnic origins is recorded in her essay 'Oxygen'. Raised and educated in Perth, Western Australia, Sun later trained as a teacher.

In 2008, she was profiled in the Sunday Times Magazine (June 2008) alongside Simone Lazaroo and other Asian-Australian authors, all of whom were contributors to Alice Pung's Growing up Asian in Australia.

Additional Works:

[Visual poem], panels 4-6 of the 6 Ages of Women, in collaboration with artist C. Jupp: Hecate 41.1-2 (2015).

Most Referenced Works


Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Vociferate 詠 Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2021 20971511 2021 selected work poetry

'The poems in Emily Sun's debut collection Vociferate | were inspired by diasporic Asian feminist writers. Like these writers, Emily resists Orientalist tropes as she explores the idea of national and transnational identities, relfects upon the concept of bleonging, and questions what it means to be Asian-Australian.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2022 highly commended New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2021 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer
Maybe It’s Wanchai [灣仔]? 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , March no. 23 2019;
2018 second place Deborah Cass Prize
Oxygen 1999 single work essay
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 77 1999; (p. 119-124)
1998 Winner Blundstone Boots / Island Essay Competition Junior division winner. Essay topic was 'Sex, drugs, money, the Net: is there more to life than this'
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