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Amra Pajalić

Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture.

Amra Pajalić won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Civic Choice Award for her debut novel The Good Daughter, re-released as Sabiha’s Dilemma (Pishukin Press, 2022). The anthology she co-edited, Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Children’s Book Council of the year awards. Her memoir, Things Nobody Knows But Me (Transit Lounge, 2019), was shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award.


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