Amal Awad is a journalist, screenwriter and author. Amal co-wrote the 2019 film A Good Family alongside Fadia Abboud. She is in development on a number of television projects including Over My Dead Body and The Sienna Felix Files (Buster Productions). Previous projects include Sex in the West (eOne), Muhammed Jones (CJZ), and Daughters of Fate (CJZ). She has also co-written a feature, Halal Pie.
Amal’s latest book, In My Past Life I Was Cleopatra (Murdoch Books) was published at the beginning of 2021. Her other books include, Fridays With My Folks (Penguin Random House, 2019) a work of non-fiction that delves into the experiences of ageing and illness, and Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women. Her novels include Courting Samira and This Is How You Get Better, with her next novel, The Things We See in The Light, due to release in 2021 (Pantera Press).
Amal has written three short films – My Sister’s Wedding, The Dury’s Out, and The Doorknock Appeal. She has been a columnist for SBS Life, and has written for ELLE, Frankie, Daily Life, Sheilas and Junkee. Amal has also produced for ABC Radio National.
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