Yen-Rong Wong

Yen-Rong Wong

Yen-Rong is a writer of non-fiction based in Meanjin (Brisbane), on unceded Jaggera and Turrbal land. She won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award in 2020, and in 2019, she was shortlisted for the Deakin University Non-Fiction Prize. She has been a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk fellow and writer-in-residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre, and her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including the Guardian, Meanjin, and Griffith Review. She is currently working on her first full-length manuscript, Things Left Unsaid

Yen-Rong Wong reviews 'One Hundred Days' by Alice Pung

June 2021, no. 432 26 May 2021
Yen-Rong Wong reviews 'One Hundred Days' by Alice Pung
It’s difficult to describe what it’s like to be raised in a Chinese family, especially when you are surrounded by markers of Western society. There is no such thing as talking back to your parents or refusing to do what they say. As a child, I never went to sleepovers. During my teenage and young adult years, I felt increasingly trapped in my own home. Everything I did was scrutinised; my pare ... (read more)