Books by Richard Flanagan

FIRST PERSON by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"Ambitious and stuffed with ideas that, regrettably, don't translate into compelling fiction."
Tasmanian novelist Flanagan follows up his Man Booker winner (The Narrow Road to the Deep North, 2014, etc.) with a meditation on the shifting sands of identity and reality. Read full book review >
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"When the leads are offstage, the novel approaches greatness in its inquiry into what it means to be a good person. But there's too much 'her body was a poem beyond memorising' for the novel to fulfill its considerable ambition."
A literary war novel with a split personality, about a protagonist who loathes his dual character. Read full book review >
WANTING by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"An ingenious, thoughtful and potent demonstration of this assured author's imaginative versatility."
Adventurous Tasmanian writer Flanagan (The Unknown Terrorist, 2008, etc.) skillfully combines several partially known historical events to create complex and riveting fiction. Read full book review >
THE UNKNOWN TERRORIST by Richard Flanagan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A writer who knows his characters and setting creates a compelling, timely work."
Australian novelist Flanagan's creepy, heavy-handed suspense tale develops around a Sydney stripper caught tragically in a media-frenzied terrorist hysteria. Read full book review >
GOULD’S BOOK OF FISH by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fascinating work, and very much Flanagan's best yet."
A whiff of magical realism and a generous abundance of expressionistic hyperbole create the uniquely suprareal texture of this wonderful third novel from the prizewinning Australian author (The Sound of One Hand Clapping, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Reminiscent of Rodney Hall's Just Relations (1983) and, inevitably, of García Márquez, but a work of considerable originality nevertheless. Flanagan's two novels rank with the finest fiction out of Australia since the heyday of Patrick White."
The Aboriginal and European antecedents and origins of the remote Australian state of Tasmania are powerfully evoked in Flanagan's superb (1994) debut fiction, preceded in the US by his equally impressive later novel, The Sound of One Hand Clapping (2000). Read full book review >
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING by Richard Flanagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"But there's no denying the power in his own wild flights of prose. (First printing of 30,000)"
Winner of the Australian Booksellers' Book of the Year Award, a passionate working-class tale (and first US publication) from a Tasmanian author. Read full book review >