Author, Playwright & Speaker

Hello, I'm Hamed Amiri, author of The Boy With Two Hearts, the book about my family's perilous journey to seek refuge in the UK in an attempt to prolong my brother Hussein's life. The story highlights the importance of love, family and brotherhood. The journey has recently been dramatised for theatre and is playing in venues in Cardiff and London.
Our family's experiences in looking after our terminally ill brother led me to become an ambassador for the Welsh charity Daring to Dream (please support them if you can!). I'm also the co-host of a podcast with my brother Hessam, where we talk to guests about the challenges and joys of life. I am available for public speaking engagements, on matters relating to mental resilience, careers advice, refugee awareness and inspirational talks. I draw on my life's journey and lessons learned over the years to establish and share my keys to success.

Hamed Amiri holding The Boy With Two Hearts book The Boy With Two Hearts play paperback book cover
The Boy With Two Hearts play book cover Hamed Amiri book signing
Hamed Amiri walking into The Boy With Two Hearts play at Wales Millennium Centre theatre Hamed Amiri standing in front of The Boy With Hearts theatre billboard

The Boy With Two Hearts

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... the message of love and hope is winningly delivered - you can see why Hamed Amiri became a motivational speaker - and this is a show that deserves as wide an audience as possible ...

The Guardian
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A story of hope, a powerful tale of a family in crisis and a moving love letter to the NHS. Read by Sanjeev Bhaskar.

BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Public speaking

Sharing my experiences and advising on terminal illness, refugees, education and careers. To enquire about sessions, please get in touch.

Schools and Universities

I'm a regular face at secondary schools and universities in South Wales.

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Writing and publication

Providing guidance on the journey to becoming an author.

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Terminal health care

Sharing the experiences of families of those approaching end of life

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Career coaching and mentoring.

Inspiring our future generations looking to enter high-tech sectors

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