Emily Brugman


Country: Australia

Emily Brugman is a writer who grew up in Broulee on the far south coast of New South Wales, on the lands of the Yuin people. Her writing has appeared in literary journals, magazines, and anthologies; including Tracks, The UTS Writers’ Anthology and Lines to the Horizon: Australian Surf Writing. Her debut novel, The Islands, is inspired by her Finnish family’s migration experiences, and their time spent living and working on the Abrolhos Islands between 1959-1972.

Emily Brugman adalah seorang penulis yang dibesarkan di Broulee di ujung selatan negara bagian New South Wales, di tanah orang Yuin. Tulisanya telah banyak muncul di jurnal sastra, majalah dan antologi; termasuk Tracks, The UTS Writers’ Anthology dan Lines to the Horizon: Australian Surf Writing. Novel debutnya, The Islands, terinspirasi oleh pengalaman migrasi keluarganya di Finlandia, dan waktu mereka dihabiskan untuk tinggal dan bekerja di Kepulauan Abrolhos antara 1959-1972.

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