Writer

Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based writer, journalist, author and public speaker. Awad is a regular contributor to SBS Life, and has written for Elle, Frankie, Daily Life, Sheilas and Junkee. She is also a casual producer for ABC Radio National. With her debut novel Courting Samira, Awad 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 March 2015. Awad’s fourth book is called Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women, a work of nonfiction that explores the lives of Arab women both in Australia and in the Arab world.

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Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women

As someone who has a foot in both the Western and Arabic worlds, Amal set out to explore the lives of Arab women, in Australia and the Middle East,...

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25 August – 3 September