Burying the Typewriter

Carmen Bugan

2013 Nominee

The Orwell Prize

28 March 2013
272 pages


At 2 a.m. on 10 March 1983, Carmen Bugan’s father left the family home, alone. That afternoon, Carmen returned from school to find secret police in her living room. Her father’s protest against the regime had changed her life for ever. This is her story.
‘Startling warmth’ Telegraph
‘Touched with grace’ Independent
‘A modern classic’ Sunday Times