Amal Awad



Amal Awad is a Sydney-based writer, journalist, author and public speaker. Amal frequently writes and speaks about issues of society, religion and popular culture. She has addressed festivals, universities, youth groups and community organisations, and has appeared on national radio.

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 quarter finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Amal recently contributed to the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2014), and has recently published her second novel, This Is How You Get Better.

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