Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. His six novels are published in forty-two countries and have received numerous honours, including the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. He is the Boisbouvier Chair of Australian Literature at Melbourne University.


'Nothing could have prepared us for this immense achievement... The Narrow Road to the Deep North is beyond comparison... Intensely moving... Wilfred Owen wrote of his Great War verse: “My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” Flanagan's triumph is to find poetry without any pity at all.' 

Geordie Williamson, The Australian

And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?

By Richard Flanagan

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