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Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Creative arts
  • Women's writing
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion in fiction
  • Gender and women’s history
  • Feminist literary studies

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Natalie Kon yu

Dr Natalie Kon-yu a writer, academic and editor whose work has been published nationally and internationally. 

She is the co-commissioning editor of #Me Too: Stories from the Australian Women's Movement (Picador, 2019), Mothers and Others: Why Not All Women are Mothers and All Mothers are Not the Same (Pan Macmillan, 2015) and Just Between Us: Australian Writers Tell the Truth about Female Friendship (Pan Macmillan 2013).

Natalie was the co-director of the Stella Diversity Count in 2016 and is researching cultural diversity in the Australian Publishing Industry.

Her creative writing has been awarded numerous prizes and she sits on the Board of Directors of Her Place Women's Museum.

She has an abiding interest in women's narratives, particularly those which have been marginalised. She is one of the co-founders of the VU Feminist Research Network.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD (English and the Creative Arts) Murdoch University, Australia, 2010
  • BA Hons (English), Curtin University, 2000

Key publications

Year Citation
2013 KON, Y. U., LINDEN, M., NIEMAN, C., SCOTT, M., & SVED, M. (130101). Just Between Us: Australian Writers Tell the Truth about Female Friendship.

Year Citation
2013 KON, Y. U. (130101). In the Dark In Linden, M. ;. (Ed.) (1st) (pp. 195-210). Sydney: Macmillan.

Year Citation
2010 KonYu, N. (100101). Stitching the world together again: finding creative possibilities through theoretical constraints (pp. 1-10). RMIT Melbourne: Australian Association of Writing Programs Conference.

Year Citation
2018 Kon, Yu. (181024). In the skin of the other: Diversity and the Australian Publishing Industry. TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs, 22(2), (1-13).
2018 Kon-Yu, N., & Van, Loon. (180409). Gendered Authorship and Cultural Authority in Siri Hustvedt's the Blazing World. Contemporary Women's Writing, 12(1), (49-66).

doi: 10.1093/cwwrit/vpx038

2016 Kon, Yu. (160101). A testicular hit-list of literary big cats . Overland, 223 (14-20).
2013 Kon-Yu, N. (130101). Bring out your dead: The ethical dilemmas of writing family secrets. International Journal of Literary Humanities, 10(2), (87-93).

doi: 10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v10i02/43866

2012 KonYu, N. (120101). The recounting of a life is a cheat Unreliable narration and fragmentary memory in historical fiction. Text and Talk: an interdisciplinary journal of language, discourse and communication studies, 16(1),
2011 Kon-yu, N. (111201). Authorship and meta-fiction in carol shields' 'unless' and Siri Hustvedt's 'the summer without men'. International Journal of the Humanities, 9(8), (45-55).
2010 KonYu, N. (100101). Letting go of the truth: researching and writing the other side of silence in women's lives. Text, 14(2),

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
5 PhD Principal supervisor
2 PhD Associate supervisor
1 Masters by Research Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (5) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jul 2018 -
Jul 2018
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 2016 - May 2019
Board Member
Her Place Museum
Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
Stella Diversity Count Co-Director
The Stella Prize
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2016 - May 2019
Board Member
Her Place Museum
Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
Stella Diversity Count Co-Director
The Stella Prize

Awards

Year Award
2016

Best of 2016: Best Online Articles & Essays for ‘On Sexism and Literary Prize Culture’ - Entropy Magazine

2010

Australian Society of Authors Mentorship Winner - Australian Society of Authors

2009

Long-listed for The Australian/Vogel Award - The Vogel Award

2009

Emerging Writer-in-Residence - Katherine Susannah Prichard Foundation

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Media appearances

02nd June 2013

Television Interview

Natalie Kon-yu and Merridy Eastman. ABC TV News 24, Weekend Breakfast Interview. Broadcast on 02/06/13.

08th May 2015

Radio Interview

ABC Afternoons with James Valentine ‘Mothers and Others’.

29th May 2015

Radio Interview

‘Just Between Us: female friendships, for better or worse’, Life Matters, Radio National.

02nd April 2013

Radio Interview

‘Building a Museum to Women’, Life Matters, Radio National.

26th September 2017

‘Feminist Lit, Now and Then’

Panel discussion with with Melissa Lucashenko, Emily Maguire and Sophie Cunningham Melbourne Writers’ Festival

29th September 2017

Local Libraries

‘Local Libraries’ with Stella Prize Winner Heather Rose Melbourne Writers Festival

27th May 2019

‘Weaving Women’s Narratives’

Panel Discussion with Namita Gokhale, Rakhshanda Jalil and Michelle Cahill at Jaipur Literary Festival at Melbourne, 2017