Amra Pajalić is an award-winning Australian author. Her latest book is a short story collection The Cuckoo’s Song (Pishukin Press). Her memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me (Transit Lounge, 2019) was shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award. Her debut novel The Good Daughter (Text Publishing, 2009) won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature's Civic Choice Award. She is co-editor of the anthology Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2014) which was shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of the year awards. Her short stories and non-fiction articles and essays have been published in anthologies, journals and shortlisted in writing competitions. She works as a high school teacher and is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University.