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Richard Flanagan: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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Richard Flanagan’s novels have won national awards and worldwide acclaim, while his social justice journalism has galvanised public opinion – and sparked social movements.

In fact and fiction alike, Flanagan is one of our foremost ambassadors of ideas.

His highly anticipated sixth novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, is about the cruelty of war, the tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.

As one day in a Japanese slave labour camp builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds.

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Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan’s novels have received numerous honours and are published in forty-two countries. He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould’s Book of Fish. A rapid on the Franklin River is named after him.

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer who has worked as a journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent books are A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future, Bloodhound: Searching For My Father, and By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (all published by Text). She was the editor of two volumes ... Read more

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