Tom Bamforth is a writer and aid worker who has worked on development and humanitarian programs in Pakistan, Sudan, Philippines, Nepal and the Pacific. His writing has appeared in Granta, Griffith Review and The Age.
He is the author of Deep Field: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Aid Relief.
“He’s also one hell of a storyteller and wordsmith: astute, descriptive, ironic, funny and philosophical. As Australian argue over the reductive logic of ‘Stopping the Boats’, Bamforth illuminates the intricacies and entanglements of history, politics and self-interest and introduces us to the eccentrics who keep ploughing through it all for a better world. Verdict: Astonishing"
“It reads as if Don Delillo had been sent to Darfur”
John Freeman, Granta
Kelly O’Dwyer’s one and only contribution to Australian politics was to fight tooth and nail to protect her dodgy mates from the Banking Royal Commission. End of story.
All of us dined at Captain Cocke’s at a good chine of beef, and other good meat; but, being all frost-bitten, was most of it unroast; but very merry, and a good dish of fowl we dressed ourselves.
Happy holidays! Check out our Humanitarian Summer Reading: third edition | Humanitarian Advisory Group https://t.co/trbIGjPlXz
The pro Brexit argument used to be that we’d all get a pony. Now it’s basically ‘Stalingrad would be character building’.
State of these two...