Richard Flanagan is an award-winning Australian writer, whose novels have been published in forty-two countries, and have garnered numerous honours, most notably the 2002 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Gould's Book of Fish (2001) and the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. As a journalist, he has written for various Australian publications, and international ones, including Le Monde, The Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He wrote and directed the 1998 film The Sound of One Hand Clapping, which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival of the same year. He currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania, and is the Boisbouvier Chair of Australian Literature at Melbourne University.
Kerryn Goldsworthy has written about The Narrow Road to the Deep North as part of the Reading Australia initiative. Click here to read her essay.
Further reading and links
Reading Australia teaching resources: The Narrow Road to the Deep North (2014)
'The cinematic effects of Richard Flanagan' James Ley reviews The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan in the October 2013 issue of Australian Book Review
Richard Flanagan's acceptance speech for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, 15 October 2014.
Ron Charles reviews The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan for The Washington Post, 19 August 2014.
'Richard Flanagan: The Long Road to Great Success' by Martin Flanagan published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 October 2014.
'Freeing My Father' by Richard Flanagan published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September 2013.
Richard Flanagan's website
Richard Flanagan's Random House author page