THE extra publicity could prove financially pointless, but David Hicks' controversial novel has been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.Must have merely been some innocent hiker who wound up working directly with Osama bin Laden.
David Hicks for Guantanamo: My journey has been nominated for the Non-Fiction Book Award. The winner will be announced on Sept 6.
The tell-all novel accounts his six year detention at the US-run jail between 2001 and 2007 over accusations he fought for Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network.
He eventually pleaded guilty to providing material support for terrorism and was sent to Adelaide's Yatala Prison in April 2007.
He was released later that year.
The 35-year-old's book has sold about 30,000 copies and is believed to have generated about $10,000 profit for Mr Hicks.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Your terrorist past may not earn you much in book royalties, but the swooning morons who hand out literary awards are always easily impressed.