Rawah Arja has been shortlisted for the Charlotte Waring Barton Award CBCA NSW and has been signed for her debut YA novel by Giramondo Publishing. She is a part of the literary organisation Finishing School-a collective of women writers with strong connections to Western Sydney. Rawah’s work has featured in the Arab-Australian-Other anthology by Picador and the Sydney Design Festival. She was as a successful recipient of the WestWords Varuna Emerging Writers’ Residential Program at The Writers’ House in Katoomba and has featured at the Sydney’s Writer’s Festival and ABC Radio. Rawah participated in various panels at the Mudgee Readers’ Festival and is also a Youth Mentor, teaching creative writing at various schools and facilitating after school writing workshops with WestWords.