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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 and she is co-editor of the ground-breaking 2019 anthology Arab, Australian, Other. Her first novel, Songs for the Dead and the Living, and first poetry collection, The Flirtation of Girls/Ghazal el-Banat, were both released in 2023. Sara is the first and only poet to win the 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the 2020 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of the Affirm fellowship for Sweatshop writers, a Neilma Sidney travel grant, Varuna writers residency and Amant residency in New York City.