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Emily Sun



Emily Sun is an emerging writer who lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wadjuk Noongar people. Her works have been published in various anthologies and journals including Meanjin, Cordite Poetry Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Mascara, Westerly and Growing up Asian in Australia. Emily previously taught English and Literature in the secondary and tertiary education sectors in Perth, regional WA, Sydney, and London.

Between 2018 and 2020 she was the first runner-up in the national Deborah Cass Writing Prize, and the recipient of fellowships at both The Katharine Susannah Prichard and Centre for Stories writing centres for her poetry and prose. She is a founding member of Invincible, a new writing collective based at Goolagatup Heathcoate,.

In 2022, her debut poetry collection Vociferate, (Fremantle Press) received a Highly Commended in The Kenneth Slessor Prize (NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry) and was shortlisted in the WA Premier's Book Awards for Emerging Writers.

Emily is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia where she is working on a historical fiction project.

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