Frances An is a 3rd year, Psychology student at Western Sydney University. Frances’ writing focuses on the Vietnamese diaspora’s internal, intergenerational conflict as well as its alienation from mainstream, white-Australian society. Her work’s surreal and macabre themes reflect inspiration from writers like Franz Kafka and Yan Lianke.
About the book Frances An will be working on:
After a voice in Xa’s dream convinces her that she is dead, Xa searches for Glass Garden, a brothel in Bankstown. As she works as a Vietnamese-to-English translator there, her interactions with its residents represent her attempts to reconcile with her status as a second-generation immigrant.