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
This petition protesting Anning, very close to a million - 983,000
Can we crack it TONIGHT?
Henderson makes another posthumous appearance on the Insiders
Anning was created by Hanson ...Hanson was unleashed by Howard. Never forget she began her political career as an endorsed Liberal candidate
Not sure how children taking one day off school take being berated by ministers who will have sat in Parliament for just 10 days in five months.
A great read on an important topic - congratulations Peter Mares!