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Richard Flanagan

First Person
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    Richard Flanagan returns to Adelaide with his first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize. First Person is a clever romp through the twilight world of the young writers, murderous con-men, and that slippery fish - the truth.

    Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014. With his new novel First Person, Flanagan tells the story of an unlikely ghost-writer and his infamous subject – a notorious con-man. This time round Flanagan’s is a tale of lies, crime and literature.

    Join this extraordinary writer and wry cultural commentator in conversation for one night only.