Amani Haydar

Amani Haydar is an esteemed author, visual artist and advocate for women based in Western Sydney. Amani’s debut memoir The Mother Wound was awarded the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. She was also the recipient of a NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year Award (local) and is a former Archibald Prize finalist. Amani’s work is featured in Another Australia (Affirm Press), Arab Australian Other (Picador) and Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health (Upswell).