Open Page with Tim Flannery

Why do you write?

For me, writing is the beginning of so much. It’s how I methodise my thoughts. How I explore issues. My books really are co-explorations with my readers.

Are you a vivid dreamer?

Oftentimes yes. My dreams can be repetitive: the same very specific geographies, the same themes. In the past few weeks they’ve been all about the last illness and death of my father, who passed away late last year. Why those dreams have been so long in coming, I can’t say.

Where are you happiest?

Walking along a wild beach that has interesting and complex geology.

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Published in October 2015, no. 375

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