Sarah Ayoub


Sarah Ayoub is a journalist and author based in Sydney. She is the author of Hate is such a Strong Word (HarperCollins, 2013) and The Yearbook Committee (HarperCollins, 2016), which was longlisted for the Gold Inky, Australia’s premier teen choice award. Sarah’s writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Marie-Claire, ELLE, Sydney Review of Books and more, and she’s a regular fixture at schools and writers’ festivals around the country. She teaches writing and journalism at the University of Notre Dame, where she is completing a PhD exploring the representations of culturally diverse girls in Australian YA fiction. 


Distance and disaster

GR OnlineWe found solidarity in our communities, memorised nationalistic songs and saw Lebanon as a place where we would not be judged for things that were often beyond our control: our surnames and skin tone and ways of being, the very things that made us who we were.

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