Jessica Zhan Mei Yu’s witty, ‘effervescent’ debut novel follows a Sylvia-Plath-loving young Malaysian-Australian writer’s journey to ‘the heart of empire’ in the UK.
Fiction authors Michelle de Kretser and Roanna Gonsalves will headline a Writing Contemporary Australia event on Thursday.
UNSW Sydney Creative Writing PhD graduate Roanna Gonsalves has won a NSW Premier's Literary Award for her collection of short stories.
Selfies are blamed for encouraging everything from risky behaviour to rampant narcissism. But selfies can be potent acts of self-communication – and anyway, why is self-regard a bad thing, asks Roanna Gonsalves.
Mukhlis Mah and Roanna Gonsalves will spend next year studying and working in Asia, after winning Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards for high-achieving students.