Amal Awad

Amal Awad

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Amal is a Sydney-based writer, journalist, author and screenwriter. She is a regular contributor to SBS Life and has written for such publications as ELLE and Frankie and online portals like Daily Life, Sheilas and Junkie. She is also a casual producer for ABC Radio National.

She published her debut novel Courting Samira—a tale of Muslim courtship and coming of age in the modern era in 2010, which was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

She contributed to the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia, and her second novel This Is How You Get Better was published in 2015. Her latest book, 2017’s Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women is a work of non-fiction that explores the lives of Arab women both in Australia and in the Arab world. Her next book is on ageing and illness in Australia.

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