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In Conversation with Amal Awad


Five Dock Library, Garfield Street, Five Dock NSW, Australia

Join us at Five Dock Library this October to hear author Amal Awad, in conversation with Ruby Hamad, talk about her new novel Bitter and Sweet.


Date: Thursday 12 October
Time: 6 pm AEST
Venue: Five Dock Library, NSW
Tickets are free and bookings are essential. Find out more information and register here.

Amal Awad is a journalist, screenwriter, author and performer. She has contributed to ELLEFrankieMeanjinGoing Down SwingingDaily LifeSheilas, SBS Life and Junkee. She has also produced and presented for ABC Radio National and has held senior editorial roles at a number of trade publications.

As a public speaker, Amal appears at schools, universities and writers’ festivals around Australia. She presents workshops on storytelling and creativity, has been a regular panellist on ABC TV’s The Drum and was a TEDx Macquarie speaker in 2019. As a screenwriter, Amal has worked on several film and television projects and is in development on more. She has also directed short films, a pursuit she continues alongside writing and performing.

Amal is the author of Courting SamiraThis Is How You Get Better and The Things We See in the Light as well as the non-fiction books The Incidental Muslim, Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab WomenFridays with My Folks: Stories on Ageing, Illness and Life, and In My Past Life I Was Cleopatra. She has also contributed to the anthologies Growing Up Muslim in Australia: Coming of Age and Some Girls Do… (My Life as a Teenager).