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Alice Pung on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012
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Alice Pung (born 1981) is an Australian writer, editor, lawyer and educator. She is best known for writing the memoir Unpolished Gem and editing the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia.

Pung was born in Footscray, Victoria and raised in Braybrook. Her parents were Taiwanese immigrants living in Cambodia. They fled to Australia during Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in 1980. She was born one month after the event. She is the oldest of four siblings.

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