Melanie Cheng: ‘You can never represent a whole community. It’s ridiculous to ask a writer to do that’ — The Guardian

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— by Nathania Gilson: Before the launch of her second book, the author Christos Tsiolkas calls ‘compelling’ talks about crossing generational and cultural divides

Melanie Cheng’s Australia Day asked readers to look at Melbourne the way she did.

When her unpublished manuscript won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (VPLA) in 2016, Cheng refused to settle for a singular voice or a definitive story. Instead, she imagined a chorus of multicultural and multigenerational people who challenged what we really mean when we talk about “Australian-ness” …

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April 27, 2019 — 23.27 BST


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