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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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