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ABR announces Behrouz Boochani Fellowship

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced its inaugural $10,000 Behrouz Boochani Fellowship, presented in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne.

The fellowship honours the artistry, courage and moral leadership of Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian-Kurdish poet, journalist, memoirist, film producer and human rights activist, who is currently detained on Manus Island.

Boochani’s memoir No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Picador) won the Victorian Prize for Literature at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and a special award at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

The chosen fellow will make contributions to ABR throughout the year with a series of three articles on any aspect of refugees, statelessness or human rights.

The judging panel includes author J M Coetzee, Peter McMullin Centre director Michelle Foster and ABR editor Peter Rose.

ABR is seeking proposals for the fellowship, including samples of the applicant’s writing. Guidelines can be found on the website.



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