Author Shelley Parker-Chan was born in New Zealand to a Malaysian-Chinese mother, grew up in Australia, and was a diplomat and international development worker before she took up writing.
Author Shelley Parker-Chan was born in New Zealand to a Malaysian-Chinese mother, grew up in Australia, and was a diplomat and international development worker before she took up writing.
Identity

‘Keanu Reeves was all we had’: literary fantasy author Shelley Parker-Chan on growing up without role models as a queer Asian kid in Australia

  • Identity was an issue for Shelley Parker-Chan growing up, and informs her debut novel, a ‘queer reimagining of the rise to power’ of China’s first Ming emperor’
  • She’s always had a thing about monks, she confesses – which is why they loom large in a work that’s also a love letter to Chinese period television dramas

Topic |   Identity
Author Shelley Parker-Chan was born in New Zealand to a Malaysian-Chinese mother, grew up in Australia, and was a diplomat and international development worker before she took up writing.
Author Shelley Parker-Chan was born in New Zealand to a Malaysian-Chinese mother, grew up in Australia, and was a diplomat and international development worker before she took up writing.
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