Amal Awad is a journalist, screenwriter and author, and occasional performer. She has contributed to ELLE, Frankie, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, Daily Life, Sheilas, SBS Life and Junkee. Amal has also produced and presented for ABC Radio National, and has held senior editorial roles at a number of trade publications.

Amal is a public speaker, appearing at schools, universities and writers’ festivals around Australia. She presents workshops on storytelling and creativity, and has also been a regular panellist on ABC TV’s The Drum.

Amal is the author of five books, including two novels – Courting Samira and This is How You Get Better – and the non-fiction books The Incidental Muslim, Beyond Veiled Clich├ęs: The Real Lives of Arab Women, and Fridays With My Folks - Stories on Ageing, Illness and Life.

Amal is currently working on several film and television projects, and her next book is a work of non-fiction that delves into the world of New Age, self-help and spirituality, due for release in 2020.

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