Growing up Chinese in Australia
Experience China: The Chinese in Australia
Join brother and sister duo Benjamin and Michelle Law as they divulge real-life experiences and expectations of growing up Chinese in Australia.
Benjamin Law is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle and illustrator Oslo Davis. The Family Law has been translated into French and is currently being developed for television. Gaysia was published in India in 2013 and North America in 2014. Both of his books have been nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards, and he is now working on his next.
Michelle Law is a freelance writer based in Brisbane, Australia. She writes for magazines, journals, newspapers, film and television. She is the co-author of the comedy book, Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, and has had her work anthologised in books like Women of Letters and Destroying the Joint. Some of the places she’s written for include the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, frankie magazine, and the Griffith Review. As a screenwriter, she has received an Australian Writer’s Guild AWGIE award for her interactive media work, and had her films screened on the ABC and at film festivals locally and abroad. She is currently working on her first stage play with La Boite Theatre Company. In her spare time, Michelle works as a bookseller and tends to a very aggressive tropical fish. (Just the one – it’s eaten all of the others.)