- Lawyer and Writer
Alice Pung was born in 1981 in Footscray, Victoria to Cambodian refugee parents. Her first book, the memoir Unpolished Gem, was published in 2006. In 2008, she edited Growing up Asian in Australia and in 2011 published her third book, Her Father's Daughter. Pung is a lawyer and works as a legal researcher in the area of minimum wages and pay equity.