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Behrouz Boochani wins $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature
The winner of this year’s $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature couldn’t be at the awards presentation on Thursday evening.
- Jason Steger
- The Sydney Morning Herald
He was unavoidably detained elsewhere – on Manus Island, where he has been incarcerated for more than five years.
Kurdish refugee Behrouz Boochani’s poetic memoir, No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (translated by Omid Tofighian), not only won Australia’s richest writing prize, but also the $25,000 non-fiction prize in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, which were presented by the…