T.D. Luong (Thang Dac) was born on 21 March 1971, the Year of the Pig, during the Vietnam War. The Year of the Pig is considered to be a lucky year in Vietnamese culture and he considers himself very lucky because he came to Australia as a refugee with his family on 20 June 1975, shortly after the war ended on 30 April 1975.
Thang’s father, Hai Ngoc Luong, was a persecuted journalist during the war (1945-1975) and died, at age 91, on 2 February 2006. Since that time, Thang has reflected on the impact of war on his family. He is currently working on a novel inspired by his late father.
Thang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (with a journalism major) and a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court. He is married and a father of two great kids.
Thang grew up in, and loved, the Inner West of Sydney in the 1980s (a decade he finds it hard to relinquish). He has previously done freelance journalism and currently works as a lawyer. This is his first published work of fiction.
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Warning! This satirical fairytale inspired by The Three Little Pigs is about the terms of the asylum seeker and refugee debate in Australia. It contains mild coarse language, biffo, beer, pork and a lot of hot air.
In 2500 AD, Big Bad Ben, a larrikin refugee wolf, is on the run from the humans and flies into space and is rejected by the powerful pigs living in a world of excess consumption.
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