Richard Flanagan Profile

Richard Flanagan is profiled by Christopher Bantick in "The Courier-Mail". Seems he has been in a bit of hot water in his home state of Tasmania, criticising the late premier Jim Bacon and his close ties to a particular logging company. "It is not a case of tall poppyism or anti-intellectualism in Tasmania which Flanagan has to negotiate. This former Rhodes scholar can stand at a bar and drink with storemen and packers while quoting from Faulkner. His books are bestsellers in his home state, but he is punished for his profile." Flanagan's new novel, The Unknown Terrorist, was recently published by Macmillan.

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This page contains a single entry by Perry Middlemiss published on December 12, 2006 11:02 AM.

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