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Amra Pajalic

Amra Pajalić is an editor, teacher and award-winning author who has written young adult fiction, memoir and romance novels. Her debut novel The Good Daughter (Text Publishing, 2009) won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Civic Choice Award. She is co-editor of the anthology Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2019) shortlisted for the 2015 Children’s Book Council of the Year awards. Her family memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me (Transit Lounge, 2019) was shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award. Her latest book is a short story collection The Cuckoo’s Song (Pishukin Press, 2022).

She has been successful in obtaining funding applications and has been a panel assessor, and is an award-winning short story writer whose writing has been published in anthologies, journals and in online publications. Her freelance articles have been published in The Guardian, SBS Voices, Southerly and Meanjin journal. Her romance novels are published under her pen name Mae Archer.

Amra is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University. Visit www.amrapajalic.com

Specialises in:

  • Young adult fiction
  • Adult fiction
  • Memoir
  • Romance
  • Funding applications
  • Short stories
  • Self publishing
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