Angie Cui is a Melbourne-based freelance writer with a love for children’s and young adult literature. Her articles have been circulated in publications such as ABC Everyday, SBS Voices, SBS Food, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, Kidspot, Body & Soul, 9Honey and CPA Magazine INTHEBLACK.
She was born in Harbin, China. She came to Australia when she was 18. Her background is in accountancy. She has worked in the top 10 companies since graduating from Deakin University. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. She calls her family the “ABC family” – four people, three cultures – Australian Bangladeshi and Chinese (her kids are Australian-born, and her husband is originally from Bangladesh).
She now works as office manager for the Children’s Book Council (CBCA VIC Branch). She’s also a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and Australian Society of Authors (ASA). She loves the rich culture of her family’s languages and enjoys using languages to tell stories. She likes to play with words, twist letter sounds and writes about lifestyle, languages, food and cultural parenting.
She wants children from diverse backgrounds to see themselves in the stories they read. Currently, she’s working on her own picture books and fiction manuscripts.