Richard Flanagan | Brief Biography


Richard Flanagan | Brief Biography

Richard Flanagan  Brief Biography

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan is an Australian author, best known for his novels that explore the themes of war, history, memory, and survival. He was born on January 1961 in Longford, Tasmania, Australia.

Flanagan grew up in a family of loggers and miners, and his father was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway during World War II. This experience greatly influenced Flanagan’s writing, as he often writes about the trauma of war and the impact it has on individuals and society.

Flanagan graduated from the University of Tasmania with a degree in arts and law, and later pursued a career as a lawyer. However, he soon left the profession to focus on writing full-time. His first novel, “Death of a River Guide,” was published in 1994 and received critical acclaim.

In 1997, Flanagan published his second novel, “Gould’s Book of Fish,” which tells the story of an Irish convict in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) during the colonial period. The book won several awards and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

In 2014, Flanagan’s sixth novel, “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” received widespread recognition and was awarded the Man Booker Prize. The novel is a historical fiction that recounts the experiences of Australian soldiers during the Burma Death Railway in World War II, and it was inspired by Flanagan’s father’s story.

Richard Flanagan has also written several non-fiction books, including “The Death of Bunny Munro,” “Wanting,” and “First Person.” In these works, he reflects on his own experiences and the broader issues of contemporary life in Australia.

In addition to his writing, Flanagan is also an advocate for human rights and has been involved in various campaigns related to the treatment of asylum seekers in Australia. 0 0 0.


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