Sydney Review of Books




Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism

Jeff Sparrow is a writer, broadcaster and editor. He contributes a regular column to Guardian Australia. His most recent books include Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right and No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

Read an interview with Jeff.

Judges’ comments:

“Sparrow takes an important, award-winning book and examines it in the context of a long tradition of prison literature by authors such as Primo Levi, Jean Améry and Victor Serge. While much has been written about No Friend But the Mountains, Sparrow’s investigation of the issues it raises is original. This is a thoroughly researched and ethical contribution to the Sydney Review of Books. The editor of the Sydney Review of Books is also to be commended for publishing this work and many others of a high standard which the judges reviewed in the category of arts criticism.”

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