Sara M. Saleh is an award-winning writer, human rights lawyer, organiser, and the daughter of migrants from Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published nationally and internationally in English and Arabic. She is co-editor of the groundbreaking 2019 anthology Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity.
Sara made history as the first poet to win both the Australian Book Review’s 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize 2020. Her debut novel Songs for the Dead and the Living (Affirm Press) and full-length poetry collection The Flirtation of Girls (UQP) are both out this year.
Sara is based on Bidjigal land (Sydney, Australia) with her partner and their cats, Cappy & Lola.