Mardin Arvin

Author biography

Mardin Arvin is a Kurdish Iranian writer and translator who was imprisoned by the Australian government from 2013 - 2021: Manus Island (2013–19), Port Moresby (2019) and Melbourne (2019-2021). He works in four languages: Kurdish, Farsi, English and Tok Pisin; and he is conducting research and writing a book which he began while incarcerated. His writing has been published in The Guardian, Meanjin and Southerly.