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Sarah Ayoub

Sarah Ayoub is a freelance journalist, bestselling author and academic based in Sydney, Australia. Her work has appeared in The GuardianThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe AustralianSBSMarie-Claire, ELLESunday LifeSydney Review of Books, and more. 


Sarah is the author of teen novels Hate is Such a Strong WordThe Yearbook Committee, and The Cult of Romance; an author of children's picture books The Love that Grew and Nice and Slow; and a contributor to the anthology Arab, Australian, Other.


Sarah attained her PhD with a thesis examining migrant narratives in Australian teen lit and currently lectures in journalism and writing at the University of Sydney and the University of Notre Dame. She has been a Stella Prize Schools Ambassador, hosted writing workshops with the Australian High Commission in Brunei, and most recently been a judge for the NSW Premiers Literary Awards. She is a writer-in-residence at Sweatshop Literacy Movement and sits on the board of the Australian Society of Authors.




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