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
A great read on an important topic - congratulations Peter Mares!
My review in the Australian Book Review of Peter Mares's No Place Like Home: repairing Australia's housing crisis: https://t.co/ZQeCxAMk6f
She didn’t receive an honour. Again. A lifetime of volunteering. But a bunch of politicians who were well-paid for the work they were supposed to do did. Change the rules. Change the criteria. #Australianhonours https://t.co/ISoIaSW9xl
Whenever anyone tells you Brexiteers knew what they were voting for, show them this video:
“When you lose a leg, you don’t just lose a leg — you lose a piece of heart, you lose a piece of mind, you lose a piece of self-confidence,” We need more "Albertos" in the @ICRC Quiet ‘Hero’ Marks 30 Years Restoring Limbs, and Dignity, in War https://t.co/tg4ICc0WGY