Review: Nore Hoogstad's Gunfire Lullabies is a fictionalised account of a diplomat's year in East Timor

By Gordon Peake
January 28 2022 - 1:00pm
Fires on the streets of Dili, as a local East Timorese boy runs by, September 1999. Picture: Getty Images
  • Gunfire Lullabies, by Nore Hoogstad. $34.25.

Writing is a form of therapy, Graham Greene once mused, a means to "escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation".