Behrouz Boochani

Mr Behrouz Boochani

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2021


Behrouz Boochani is Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Sciences at University of New South Wales. He is an author and journalist based in New Zealand who was incarcerated as a political prisoner by the Australian government on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (2013-2019). His book No Friend but the Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison (Picador 2018) has won numerous awards including the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature. Boochani is also affiliated with Birkbeck Law, University of London; University of Melbourne; and University of Sydney. He is co-director (with Arash Kamali Sarvestani) of the 2017 feature-length film Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.