On 9 May I launched OFFSHORE by Madeline Gleeson (NewSouth Publishing, 2016, paperback)
Madeline is a Research Associate at the wonderful Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
It is a terrific book. Buy it; read it; ask yourself: “How did it come to this?”
Here is my speech at the launch.
I have launched quite a few books in my time. I always read a book before launching it. It can be a chore, at times.
I have never launched a book which is as compelling as Offshore.
I thought I knew a fair bit about the treatment of asylum seekers in Manus and Nauru. But Offshore brings together…