Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, writer and filmmaker. He is the author of No Friend But The Mountains, which portrayed life inside Australia’s notorious refugee detention centre on Manus Island. It won the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature, the Special Award at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Non-Fiction Book of the Year Australian Book Industry Awards and the National Biography Prize. Boochani is currently Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the Ngāi Tahu Research centre at the University of Canterbury.

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