Mark Isaacs is a writer, author, researcher and community worker. He tells stories of conflict and displacement, using his writing, his photography and his community work to connect people with issues all over the world, and to encourage and facilitate action. His first book, The Undesirables: Inside Nauru (2014), is an account of his work with asylum seekers in Nauru, one of Australia’s notorious offshore detention centres. His second book, Nauru Burning (2016), follows up The Undesirables with an investigative report on human rights abuses on Nauru.
In 2016, Mark conducted an investigation into deportations to Afghanistan with the Edmund Rice Centre. The published report, titled ‘Responsibility to Protect‘, paved the way for Mark’s later writings in Afghanistan. Mark appeared in Eva Orner’s 2016 documentary Chasing Asylum and has written for Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, Huffington Post, New Internationalist, Mamamia, New Matilda and VICE.
Mark is currently developing a comedy series in collaboration with David Adlam titled ‘Jumping the Queue’ – a dangerously hilarious sitcom tackling the world’s most controversial issue: immigration.