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Grace Yee

Grace Yee lives in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land. Her poetry has been widely published and anthologised across Australia and internationally, and has been awarded the Patricia Hackett Prize, the Peter Steele Poetry Award, a Creative Fellowship at the State Library Victoria, and grants from Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts. Grace has taught in the Writing and Literature Program at Deakin University, and in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Melbourne, where she completed a PhD on settler Chinese women’s storytelling in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her debut book Chinese Fish won the 2024 Victorian Prize for Literature and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry.


Chinese Fish

Grace Yee

144 pages
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published June 2023
ISBN 9781922725448

A family saga narrated in multiple voices and laced with archival fragments and scholarly interjections, Chinese Fish offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of women and girls in a community that has historically been characterised as both a ‘yellow peril’ menace and an exotic ‘model minority’.