Christina Soong

Christina Soong is an award-winning writer and photographer, and emerging screenwriter.

Christina is an award-winning writer and photographer, and an emerging screenwriter. Previously, she ran the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

As a globe-trotting ABC (Australian Born Chinese) and twice-married mother of two, she is passionate about creating diverse, interesting and complicated characters in her work. She loves mining the drama and comedy to be found in stories about cultural identity, intergenerational conflict, family dynamics, and gender issues, across different forms.

In 2022, she was an observer in the writers’ room for a new TV drama being developed for Disney+ and a notetaker in the writers’ room for a new drama series called Confinement being developed for SBS’ Digital Originals and the writer’s room for Last Day’s of the Space Age. She was also awarded a 2023 Varuna Fellowship, commissioned to contribute a short story for Liminal x Arts SA’s upcoming ‘Haunt’ chapbook, and selected for the 2022 AFTRS Talent Camp SA. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the SBS’ Emerging Screenwriters Incubator.

Christin has completed numerous screenwriting courses and programs at AFTRS, Mercury CX, Script University and Masterclass and a note-taking workshop with AWG/SBS.

As a food and travel writer, recipe developer, photographer, presenter, and blogger, Christina worked with numerous Australian and international F&B brands and tourism boards. Her writing has been published in Tiger Tales, Jetstar Magazine, That’s Shanghai, The China Daily, The Adelaide Review, Honest Cooking, Adelaide Dining Magazine, Aspire,, She Knows, and Sumptuous, while her recipes and photography have been featured in Elle, She Knows, Woman’s Day, Gourmet, Elle Decor, Food & Home Entertaining (South Africa), The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Apartment Therapy, In DailyThe Kitchn, and KidSpot.

In 2015 Christina shot a coffee table book, Flavours of South Australia, for Smudge Publishing, covering 130 restaurants and wineries over 500+ pages. The book won gold in the International Book Awards ‘Cookbooks: International’ category.

In 2017, Christina retired from blogging to work on other creative projects. She is currently developing a slate of creative projects including a TV series, both short- and long-form film projects, a collection of literary non-fiction essays, a novel, and a picture book for children.

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