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André Dao André Dao i(A121755 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Vietnamese
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Andre Dao was in Year 12 when story 'Vuot Bien - The Search for Freedom : Huong Thi Nguyen's Story' was published. He is a nephew of Huong Thi Nguyen.

He has subsequently become the co-founder of Behind the Wire, an oral history project documenting people’s experience of immigration detention, and the deputy editor of the New Philosopher.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 shortlisted The Fair Australia Prize Essay Prize

For 'The Spectre of Automation'.

2015 longlisted The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
2014 recipient Asialink Literature Residency Program for residency in Vietnam

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Poetic Justice : Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights Melbourne : Right Now , 2014 8140569 2014 anthology poetry essay short story

'Surely human rights abuse is something experienced by people overseas, in far-away countries, but not in Australia, not anymore.

'Poetic Justice is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia—issues that haven’t gone away, or gone elsewhere. From asylum seekers to Indigenous land rights; from the surveillance state to police racism, this anthology chronicles contemporary Australian debates about social justice. Each of the works is an exercise in compassion as Poetic Justice seeks to recover the humanity too often lost in our discussions of human rights.

'Poetic Justice is also an anthology of work published by Right Now, a not-for-profit media organisation with a focus on human rights issues in Australia. Since 2005 we have covered human rights issues through accessible and engaging online, print and radio media.' (Publication summary)

2014 shortlisted Human Rights Awards Literature Non-Fiction Award
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