Ms Alice Pung OAM

Alice Pung began at Janet Clarke Hall as a Resident Tutor in 2004. She is the multiple-award-winning author of titles including Her Father’s Daughter, Unpolished Gem, Laurinda and One Hundred Days. One Hundred Days was shorlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and has been optioned to be made into a film. Alice also edited the widely acclaimed anthology, Growing Up Asian In Australia. Her books have been translated into German, Italian and Indonesian, and studied in school curricula around Australia, the US, UK and Asia. In 2022, Alice was awarded an Order of Australia for her Services to Literature.

A trained lawyer, Alice works three days a week at the Fair Work Commission, and spends the other days as a visiting author to different schools. She’s an Ambassador for Room to Read, the 100 Story Building and the Twentieth Man Foundation, organisations that aim to give disadvantaged young people a fair go in life and literacy.

Alice’s husband Nick Cadle (BA (Hons), MA (Urban Planning) currently works in Major Projects at The University of Melbourne. He has a degree in Arts with Honours in Political Science, exploring the concept of Australian Federalism, and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. He studied for a year at Lund University in Sweden, and has worked on farms in France and the United States. He enjoys football, basketball, mathematics and many other things. Their three children are Leo (8), Daniel (4) and Celeste (2).