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Grace Yee Grace Yee i(A90948 works by)
Born: Established: Hong Kong,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
Gender: Female
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Born in colonial Hong Kong, Grace Yee has lived most of her life in New Zealand and Australia. She has a Masters Degree in Writing and Literature from Deakin University, and a PhD in Creative Writing from The University of Melbourne. From 2019-2021 she was a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria, while teaching in the writing and literature programs at Deakin University and the University of Melbourne.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2021 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Individuals and Groups
2020 winner Peter Steele Poetry Award
2020 recipient Creative Victoria Sustaining Creative Workers Fund ($5000): ‘To research and develop a collection of poems.’

Awards for Works

For the Chinese Merchants of Melbourne i "circulate this amongst your friends critical of the local culture", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 65 no. 2 2020; (p. 14-15) Best of Australian Poems 2021 2021; (p. 86)
2020 winner Patricia Hackett Prize
Chinny Chin Chin i "when the black curtain drops in a back room at the airport", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 238 2020; (p. 61) Groundswell: The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Artists 2021; (p. 212-213)
2019 third place The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize
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