Ailsa Liu is studying Fine Arts/ Arts at UNSW. She is a Chinese-Australian who grew up in Merrylands. She would describe her writing as strangely optimistic mundane stories of flawed and confusing people. Short stories of hers can be found in UNSWeetened 2016 and Westwords Jr Vol5. Her interests include Chinese-Australian diaspora experiences, intergenerational trauma, intersectional feminism and the slippery nature of human connection.
About the book Ailsa Liu will be working on
a book which explores the semi-autobiographical and the ways that fiction blends into poetry. She will be writing about liminal spaces, feelings of discomfort, loneliness and anxiety as generative spaces. She examines the shaping of meaning and the introspective process of experience. Her writing centers around authentic dialogue and visual imagery.