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Jinghua Qian

The Bundjalung author’s hard-hitting novel wins Australia’s most prestigious literary award.

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Melissa Lucashenko accepts the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Photo: Courtesy of Miles Franklin Literary Award/Belinda Rolland.

About the author

Jinghua Qian (they/them) is a Shanghainese writer, poet and provocateur living in the Kulin nations. Their work has appeared on stages, pages and airwaves including Melbourne Writers’ Festival, SBS, Popula, Overland and The Guardian. Formerly the Head of News at Sixth Tone, an English-language media outlet based in Shanghai, and a broadcaster with 3CR Community Radio’s Queering the Air, Jinghua currently serves on the board of Asian-Australian arts and culture magazine, Peril.
Twitter: @qianjinghua
LinkedIn: qianjinghua