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  • The Peasant Prince

    In a poor village in northern China, a small boy will soon become a dancer, one of the finest dancers in the world . . . So begins The Peasant Prince, the true story of Li Cunxin’s extraordinary life. Based upon his internationally best-selling memoir, Mao’s Last Dancer, this remarkable picture book captures the essence of one of the most inspiring stories to come from China in many years.

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  • The Boat

    ‘The Boat’ is a collection of short stories quite unusual in their range, both geographically and emotionally. Lee is a virtuoso as well as a born storyteller, and when he touches on subjects like the story of migration from Asia to Australia in a wretched boat he enters a world that is …

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  • Look Who’s Morphing

    What can be done with the short short story? Tom Cho shows us, with great variety and always-live language. Acutely actual, Cho’s fictions speak from the life of the young, looking in many directions and making choices not available to older generations. This is on the exciting edge of literary.

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  • Li Cunxin

    Li Cunxin was born in 1961, in the New Village, Li Commune, near the city of Qingdao on the coast of north-east China. The sixth of seven sons in a poor rural family, Li’s peasant life in Chairman Mao’s communist China changed dramatically when, at the age of eleven, he was chosen by Madame Mao’s […]

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  • Nam Le

    Nam Le’s first book, The Boat, received the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Melbourne Prize (Best Writing Award), the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, among other honours. It was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and Editor’s Choice, the best debut of 2008 by the Australian […]

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  • Tom Cho

    Influenced by the young adult book series Sweet Valley High,Tom Cho began writing fiction in his mid-teens. His stories have appeared in many publications in Australia and overseas, and he has performed at festivals around the country, including in the award-winning show Hello Kitty, which combined literature with power ballads. He has a PhD in […]

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