Portrait of Amra Pajalic

Amra Pajalic

Amra Pajalic is an award winning author, an editor and teacher. Her debut novel The Good Daughter (Text Publishing) won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature's Civic Choice Award, and was also shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Awards for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Writer.

She is also author of a novel for children Amir: Friend on Loan (Garratt Publishing, 2014) and is co-editor of the anthology Coming of Age: Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2014) – shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards. She is funded by Arts Victoria to develop her memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me.