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Asylum Applicant Wins Literary Reward for Book Written by means of Whatsapp

Manus Island regional processing facility (via Wikimedia Commons)On Thursday, Iranian-Kurdish writer and asylum seeker Behrouz Boochani won Australia‚Äôs highest-paying literary prize for a book he wrote through WhatsApp texts while being held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea for five years.Called No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison, the book was…