Writer

Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Randa Abdel-Fattah is an award-winning author, former lawyer, regular media commentator and doctoral candidate researching Islamophobia and racism in Australia. While conducting her PhD research, she was inspired to write a young adult novel about racism, refugees and love. When Michael Met Mina was published in July 2016. Abdel-Fattah is currently working on the film adaptation of her first novel, Does My Head Look Big in This?, and is keen to use her intervention into popular culture to reshape dominant narratives around racism and multiculturalism. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.

    PLEASE NOTE: Randa Abdel-Fattah is no longer appearing at Melbourne Writers Festival.