Author/Editor Episode #01: Michelle Law & Allison Hiew
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutesMichelle Law has written across many different mediums and published her debut book, Asian Girls are Going Places, in late January 2022. Michelle catches up with her editor, Allison Hiew, across the Pacific and discusses the nuances of writing and editing as a person of colour (POC) and writing memoir.
Michelle Law is a writer and actor working across print, theatre, film and television. She wrote the smash-hit play Single Asian Female, which has sold out seasons in Australia and was staged in New Zealand in 2021. Her screenwriting work includes the SBS show Homecoming Queens, which she co-created, co-wrote and stars in. She also co-wrote the comedy book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say with her brother Benjamin Law, and she regularly contributes to Australian publications and anthologies. Michelle has been awarded a Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Award, and two Australian Writers Guild awards. As well as writing this book, she is currently developing several new stage works and screen works. Her most recent play Miss Peony, was due to be staged as part of Belvoir St Theatre's 2021 season but was sadly postponed due to the pandemic.
Allison Hiew is a freelance book editor based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her experience spans the publishing industry, from trade and business to educational publishing.
Her insightful and incisive editing has guided many authors of fiction, memoir, true crime and general nonfiction.
Allison provides manuscript assessment and development as well as editorial and proofreading services to her clients, which range from major publishing companies to first-time authors.