Richard Flanagan


Born
in Longford, Tasmania, Australia
January 01, 1961

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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). His earlier, non-fiction titles include books about the Gordon River, student issues, and the story of conman John Friedrich.
Two of his novels are set on the West Coast of Tasmania; where he lived in the township of Rosebery as a child. Death of a River Guide relates to the Franklin River, Gould's Book of Fish to the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station,
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The Narrow Road to the Deep...

4.01 avg rating — 41,385 ratings — published 2013 — 76 editions
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Gould's Book of Fish: A Nov...

3.69 avg rating — 3,899 ratings — published 2001 — 59 editions
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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

3.75 avg rating — 3,502 ratings — published 1997 — 28 editions
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Wanting

3.52 avg rating — 2,023 ratings — published 2008 — 47 editions
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Death of a River Guide

3.89 avg rating — 1,641 ratings — published 1994 — 31 editions
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The Unknown Terrorist

3.14 avg rating — 1,705 ratings — published 2006 — 42 editions
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First Person

3.24 avg rating — 1,227 ratings — published 2017 — 17 editions
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The Australian Disease: On ...

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And What Do You Do Mr. Gable?

3.88 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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