Author(s): Richard Flanagan
From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. The collected short pieces of nonfiction from one of Australia's best novelists. 'And what do you do, Mr Faulkner?' asked Clark Gable after being introduced to William Faulkner at a party. 'I write,' replied Faulkner. 'And what do you do, Mr Gable?' Over the years, Richard Flanagan's non-fiction has gained a major reputation. Gathered here in this updated edition are the best of his writings on everything from directing film to a near fatal kayak trip, from Jorge Luis Borges to baking bread. Included is his celebrated Perth Writers' Festival closing address on love stories and the murder of Reza Barati, along with his famous essay on Gunns that set in train the end of the woodchipping giant. Together they form a revealing guide to the literary and personal world of Richard Flanagan.
Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. His books include Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist and Wanting. He directed a feature film version of The Sound of One Hand Clapping. His journalism appears in various publications, including the New Yorker, Le Monde, S ddeutsche Zeitung, and la Repubblica. The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2014 Indie Book of the Year Award.