Alice Pung

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
13 August 2021
Author / Presenters: 
Alice Pung and Melanie Cheng

This event originally scheduled to take place on Friday 4 June was postponed in response to current health advice and the restrictions on public events. 

Find out more about our response to Covid-19 here.

‘One hundred days. It’s no time at all, she tells me. But she’s not the one waiting.’

Alice Pung is one of Australia’s most beloved writers, known for her bestselling memoirs Unpolished Gem and Her Father’s Daughter, as well as the anthology Growing Up Asian in Australia. Her young adult novel, Laurinda, won the Ethel Turner Prize at the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Now, Pung is back with a brand new and equally compelling story. Her new novel, One Hundred Days, examines a complex mother-daughter relationship. When sixteen-year-old Karuna discovers she is pregnant, her overprotective mother confines her to their fourteenth-storey housing-commission flat. Brimming with honesty, fearlessness and heart, One Hundred Days asks: what separates love from control?

Join Pung over lunch at Montalto as she discusses this fractured fairytale with host Melanie Cheng. Please arrive at 12pm for a 12.30pm start.

Presented in partnership with Montalto.

The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.