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A refugee held in a remote Pacific detention center has won Australia’s top literature prize with his debut book, which he wrote on his mobile phone and delivered one chapter at a time via WhatsApp.

Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian held in an Australian-run camp on a Papua New Guinea island, won the Victorian Prize for literature, worth 100,000 Australian dollars ($72,390), on Thursday with his book “No Friends but the Mountains.”

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