Australian Book Review has named Perth based writer and doctor, Hessom Razavi, as the recipient of the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship.
The Fellowship, worth $10,000, ‘honours the artistry, courage, and moral leadership of Behrouz Boochani, the award-winning author of No Friend But the Mountains (2018), who has been imprisoned on Manus Island since 2013′.
As part of the Fellowship, Dr Razavi will write a series of three substantial articles on refugees, statelessness, and human rights.
In awarding the Fellowship, ABR says that Hessom Razavi’s ‘early experience of exile and state violence, and his subsequent qualifications as a writer and clinician, give him an unusual perspective on the plight of the millions of people around the world who are oppressed, anathematised, and endangered’.
For further details, please visit the ABR website.