#LoveOzLit: Gabrielle Wang, author and illustrator

Gabrielle Wang writing tips

Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator of 16 YA and books for young readers. She’s of Chinese descent and grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne. I found out about her work through her powerful essay in an Australian paper on growing up in Australia, and hiding what her Chineseness in a world in which there were no books that featured characters like her. Go here and read: Growing up all I wanted to be was white. 

On to the question of write what you know: is Gabrielle right? Is it just a matter of combining what you know with your imagination?

Find out more about Gabrielle here and on here Twitter.

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