Sara M Saleh

Sara M Saleh

Sara M Saleh is a writer/poet, human rights lawyer, and the daughter of Palestinian, Lebanese and Egyptian migrants. Her poems, essays and short stories have been published widely in English and Arabic. Her first novel Songs for the Dead and the Living (Affirm Press) and first full-length poetry collection The Flirtation of Girls/Ghazal el-Banat (UQP) were both released late 2023. Sara won both the 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the 2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize and she is the recipient of the inaugural Affirm fellowship for Sweatshop writers, a Neilma Sidney travel grant, Varuna writers residency, and Amant writers residency in New York, amongst other shortlistings and honours. Sara is based on Bidjigal land with her partner and their four furry children.

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