Richard Flanagan

Brian Matthews reviews 'Gould’s Book of Fish: A novel in twelve fish' by Richard Flanagan

Brian Matthews
10 July 2019
These days I am no longer sure what is memory and what is revelation. How faithful the story you are about to read is to the original is a bone of contention with More

Susan Lever reviews 'Richard Flanagan: New critical essays' edited by Robert Dixon

Susan Lever
25 July 2018

With The Narrow Road to the Deep North (2013), Richard Flanagan became Australia’s third winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction, leading many people to pick up h More

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Australian Book Review
18 December 2017

With this double issue, Australian Book Review enters its fortieth year. ABR was of course founded in Adelaide in 1961 as a monthly magazine. Max Harris and Rosemary Wigh More

James Ley reviews 'First Person' by Richard Flanagan

James Ley
25 October 2017

The literature of the modern era contains any number of stories about doppelgängers, divided selves, alter egos, obsessive relationships, and corrosive forms of mutual dependence. The end More

Richard Flanagan

22 April 2016

 Flanagan RichardRichard Flanagan (photograph by Ulf Andersen)

Richard Flanagan is an award-winning Aust ... More

Reading Australia: 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' by Richard Flanagan

Kerryn Goldsworthy
22 April 2016

When Richard Flanagan won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his sixth novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, it was not the first time that he had won an international fiction prize; his third novel, Gould's Book of Fish (2001), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2002. Nor was it the first time that one of his novels had caused deep division amon ... More

James Ley reviews 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' by Richard Flanagan

James Ley
26 September 2013

The past two decades have seen Richard Flanagan stride confidently into the first rank of Australian writers. His novels are notable for their historical reach, the boldness of their conception, and their willingness to tackle big subjects. They have won him many admirers. But they have also tended to divide opinion, often quite sharply, and this would seem to ... More