Michael Mohammed Ahmad is an important voice in contemporary Australian literature and one of the few that heralds from Western Sydney. His first novel, The Lebs, was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award and kicked off the autobiographical House of Adam trilogy. These books speak on growing up Lebanese Muslim in one of Australia’s most ethnically and culturally diverse regions and in an increasingly hostile post-9/11 landscape. The trilogy concludes with his most recent novel, The Other Half of You, a moving love letter written to the narrator’s young son.
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Michael Mohammed Ahmad debut novel, The Tribe, won the 2015 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelists of the Year Award and his second, The Lebs, was shortlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Mohammed is the founding director of the Sweatshop Literacy Movement. His most recent novel is The Other Half of You.