Amra Pajalic

Biography

Amra Pajalic lives in Melbourne. Her debut novel The Good Daughter is published by Text Publishing. The Good Daughter won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Civic Choice Award, and was a finalist in the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature Best Writing Award. Prior to publication it was shortlisted in the 2007 Victorian Premier’s Awards for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

She is co-editor of the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia to be published by Allen and Unwin in February 2014. She is also author of Amir: Friend on Loan a novel for children to be published by Garratt Publishing in early 2014.

Her short stories have placed in competitions, been published in magazines, journals and anthologies. Amra conducts short story workshops and was funded by Artists in Schools to be a Writer in Residence in high schools in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

She lives in Melbourne, with her husband, daughter and three cats.

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