Amal Awad is the author of Courting Samira and This is How You Get Better as well as the non-fiction books The Incidental Muslim, Beyond Veiled Clichés: The Real Lives of Arab Women, Fridays 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.
In addition she contributes to The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, SBS Life, ELLE, Frankie, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, Daily Life, Sheilas, and Junkie. She has produced and presented for ABC Radio National, been a regular panellist on ABCs The Drum and a TEDx Macquarie speaker.
Her new novel, The Things We See in the Light, will be published in August 2021.