Sunday, February 10, 2019

WATCH: Behrouz Boochani accepts Victorian Prize for Literature (4:31)

Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier’s literary awards and the $100,000 Victorian prize for literature on Thursday night, is not allowed into Australia.
The Kurdish Iranian writer is an asylum seeker who has been kept in purgatory on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for almost six years, first behind the wire of the Australian offshore detention center, and then in alternative accommodation on the island.
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