Writers Alice Pung, Dmetri Kakmi and Lee Kofman explore the nature of creative non-fiction: what it is, their writing processes and the ethical dilemmas embedded within the genre, which lays claim to truth yet so frequently blurs the line between fact and fiction.
Alice Pung is an award-winning Melbourne writer whose non-fiction books include Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter, and On John Marsden. Her first novel Laurinda won the 2016 Ethel Turner Prize at the New South Wales Premier’s Award and she is the editor of Growing Up Asian in Australia and My First Lesson. Lee Kofman is the Israeli-Australian author of the memoir The Dangerous Bride (2014) and three fiction books. She co-edited an anthology of Australian female memoir, Rebellious Daughters (2016). Her short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Dmetri Kakmi is a writer of books, short stories and essays, a freelance editor and writing tutor. His memoir Mother Land was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and is published in England and Turkey.
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