Books by Richard Flanagan
Richard Flanagan discovers the ‘fury of meaning’ within Ben Quilty’s 2016 painting, ‘High tide mark’.
The Booker Prize winning author answers our questions about his strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.
When artist Ben Quilty and author Richard Flanagan saw a six-year-old girl draw her life in Syria, they knew they had to do something. The result is the book Home – Drawings by Syrian Children. Flanagan says the book is 'not just about the civil war but about our times ... When you start looking at these pictures in detail, you see the horror, the sadness, the beauty they've lost and what's important to them'
Paul Kennedy’s read-aloud of ‘I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/i-love-dad-with-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-9780141374376
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is an ember storm of a novel. This is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving—and astonishing—best. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-living-sea-of-waking-dreams-9781760899943
Is Tasmanian salmon one big lie? In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world’s best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world’s purest waters? But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon? Richard Flanagan’s exposé of the salmon farming industry in Tasmania is chilling. In the way that Rachel Carson took on the pesticide industry in her ground-breaking book Silent Spring, Flanagan tears open an industry that is as secretive as its practices are destructive and its product disturbing. From the burning forests of the Amazon to the petrochemicals you aren’t told about to the endangered species being pushed to extinction you don’t know about; from synthetically pink-dyed flesh to seal bombs . . . If you care about what you eat, if you care about the environment, this is a book you need to read. Toxic is set to become a landmark book of the twenty-first century.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – an inspired reading group selection.
Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean discusses creating the artwork for First Person.
We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.
The Australian actress on the daunting task of narrating The Living Sea of Waking Dreams audiobook for Booker Prize winning author (and family friend) Richard Flanagan.