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Behrouz Boochani wins National Biography award – and accepts via WhatsApp from Manus

Judges call Kurdish Iranian writer and refugee’s memoir an ‘astonishing act of witness’.

The Kurdish Iranian writer Behrouz Boochani has continued his sweep of the Australian literary prize landscape, winning the $25,000 National Biography award on Monday – yet another award the…

  • The Guardian

Boochani’s autobiography No Friend but the Mountains tells of his journey from Indonesia to Australia by boat, and his subsequent imprisonment on Manus Island by the Australian government, which…

The journalist and…

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