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‘The People Smuggler’ wins 2012 Human Rights Literature Award

The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi by Robin de Crespigny (Viking) has won this year’s Human Rights Literature Award.

The People Smuggler was selected from a shortlist of four books, which also included Am I Black Enough for You? by Anita Heiss (Bantam), The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die by David Nyuol Vincent and Carol Nader (A&U) and Don’t Go Back to Where You Came From by Tim Soutphommasane (NewSouth).

The Human Rights Literature Award is presented annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission as part of the Human Rights Awards. The nonfiction award is also sponsored by the Co-op Bookshop. In 2011, the award was presented to Half a Citizen: Life on Welfare in Australia (John Murphy et al, A&U).

The annual Human Rights Awards recognise contributions to Australian society by community members committed to issues of human rights, social justice and equality. In addition to the literature category, awards are also presented in the categories of law, community, print media, television and radio. For more information about the awards, click here.



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