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Mystery Surrounds Disappearance of Chinese-Australian Writer
Two intriguing stories this week have triggered a renewal of the debate about free speech. It was feared Dr Yang Hengjun (known to friends as Henry), a Chinese-Australian crime novelist and prominent blogger on contemporary China, was being held captive by Chinese authorities after disappearing from an airport in Guangzhou. The writer, whom Greens Senator Scott Ludlam described as one of the most influential…
Kim Scott First Indigenous Commonwealth Winner
Congratulations to Kim Scott, who has been named the winner of the southeast Asia and Pacific regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Nominated for his novel, That Deadman Dance, Scott thus becomes eligible to win the overall prize.
Scott is an indigenous Western Australian writer - a descendant of the Noongar people - and he previously won the Miles Franklin Award in 2000 for his…
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