Jean Bachoura is an inaugural recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s scheme for writers, The Next Chapter. His work is reflective of a life lived between cultures: born in Damascus, raised in Syria, Lebanon and Australia. In 2016 he was awarded the Deborah Cass Prize for his piece ‘Night Falls’. In 2017 he wrote ‘No Man’s Land’, an account of his journey crossing the border into Syria. In 2019, his multi-platform project TRETINOIN was awarded The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction.
The Next Chapter Showcase Edition
Veronica Sullivan, Lian Low, Yamiko Marama, Nayuka Gorrie, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Ara Sarafian, Ennis Cehic, Jean Bachoura, Adam Thompson, Evelyn Araluen
Iconic Duos: The Next Chapter Writers and Mentors
Jean Bachoura, Maria Tumarkin, Arnold Zable, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi, Arthur Bolkas, Ellen van Neerven, Veronica Sullivan