Amal Awad


Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist, screenwriter and author. Amal is a regular contributor to SBS Life, and has written for ELLE, Frankie, Daily Life, Sheilas and Junkee. Amal is also a casual producer for ABC Radio National. With her debut novel, Courting Samira, Amal was a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She contributed to the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2014), and her second novel, This Is How You Get Better, was published in March 2015.

Amal’s fourth book is called Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women, a work of non-fiction that explores the lives of Arab women both in Australia and in the Arab world.


Event: Reading and Writing in Uncertain Times
Featuring Lex Hirst with Omar Musa, Dan Findlay and Amal Awad

Date, Time: Sunday 26th November 2017 at 3:45pm to 5:30pm

Venue: Jane’s Bar & Café 

Cost: $10

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