Emily Sun is a writer and researcher who lives and works on Whadjuk Noongar country (Perth, WA). Her poetry and prose have been published in various national and international anthologies and journals including Meanjin, Cordite Poetry Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Mascara Literary Journal, and Growing up Asian in Australia. In 2018 and 2019, she was awarded runner-up in the national Deborah Cass Writing Prize, the recipient of fellowships at KSP and Centre for Stories, and took part in Fremantle Press’ Emerging Writers Pilot Program on the strength of her short-fiction.
In 2022, her debut poetry collection Vociferate詠 (Fremantle Press) received a Highly Commended in the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry (The Kenneth Slessor Prize ) and was shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Book Award. Since it’s publication, the book has been used in both secondary and tertiary English and Literary Studies programs.
Emily’s academic research interests include “ethnic author function”, Bourdieusian theory, creative teaching, and the politics of naming. She holds an MA in English and Creative Arts, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia.
Emily has published under other names.