The collected short pieces of nonfiction from one of Australia’s pre-eminent 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?'
Collected here for the first time are the very best of Richard Flanagan's wide-ranging, free-wheeling writings on everything from directing film and writing novels to a near fatal kayak trip; from baking bread to bushfires to art to war; from Kosovar refugees on the run to Jorge Luis Borges to his celebrated essay on the rape of Tasmania's forests, credited as a key to halting Gunns' two billion dollar pulp mill.
Sparkling, moving and always surprising, this is exhilarating reading from one of Australia's best writers.
About the Author
Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. Regarded internationally as one of Australia’s pre-eminent novelists, his multi-award-winning novels, DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE, THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING, GOULD’S BOOK OF FISH and THE UNKNOWN TERRORIST have been published to popular success and critical acclaim in twenty-five countries. His most recent book, WANTING, won the 2009 QLD Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the 2008 WA Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, was a 2008 New Yorker Notable Book, 2008 Library Journal Notable Book, 2008 London Observer Book of the Year, and 2008 Washington Post Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award. He directed a feature film version of THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING and collaborated with Baz Luhrmann on the script for Luhrmann’s blockbuster AUSTRALIA. He lives in Hobart with his family.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.28