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This was the best book that I read in 2012. Full of short, previously published pieces of non fiction on a diverse range of subjects, from a near death experience on a kayak in Bass Straight (an account which made me cry), to following Mark Latham on the campaign trail, to the healing properties of baking bread, and onto the extraordinary career of Bob Brown and of the heartbreaking and outrageous case of Gunns Mill in Flanagan's beloved Tasmania, this is the kind of writing that reminds us of t...more
What can I say. Wonderful, informative, opinionated, policital. Love short pieces, this was a breath of fresh air blowing through the window of Richard Falangan's writings. The curtains were flapping and I was refreshed by their breeze. What did you do Mr Flanagan, you captivated and stired my sole.
Richard Flanagan (born 1961) is an author, historian and film director from Tasmania, Australia. He was president of the Tasmania University Union and a Rhodes Scholar. Each of his novels has attracted major praise. His first, Death of a River Guide (1994), was short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, as were his next two, The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1997) and Gould's Book of Fish (2001). Hi...moreMore about Richard Flanagan...