Maryam Azam

Maryam Azam is a Pakistani-Australian writer and teacher from Western Sydney. She has presented her work at literary festivals across Australia and internationally and is a long-time member of Sweatshop Literacy Movement. Her debut poetry collection The Hijab Files was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Award and Anne Elder Award. Maryam is currently working on a novel about a marriage between a Muslim woman and a White convert, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.