Sara M. Saleh is an award-winning writer and lawyer with Palestinian, Egyptian and Lebanese heritage. Her poems and short stories have been published widely and she is co-editor of the ground-breaking 2019 anthology Arab, Australian, Other. Sara is the first and only poet to win both the 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the 2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Her first novel is Songs for the Dead and the Living (Affirm Press, 2023). Her first poetry collection is The Flirtation of Girls (UQP, 2023).