Artist Bio

Behrouz Boochani

Associate Professor Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian writer, journalist, scholar, cultural advocate and filmmaker. He publishes regularly with the Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Huffington Post, New Matilda, The Financial Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. His book, No Friend But The Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison, won the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature in addition to the Nonfiction category. He was a political prisoner incarcerated by the Australian government in Papua New Guinea for almost seven years. He now resides in Christchurch.