25 Nov 2023

Richard Flanagan: chain reactions

From Saturday Morning, 9:30 am on 25 November 2023


Booker Prize-winning Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan's new novel looks at the choices we make and the chain reaction that follows.

By way of a literary love affair through nuclear physics to Flanagan's father's time as a Japanese POW, to Richard's own near-death experience, Question 7 explores the power of language, and of dreaming.

Richard Flanagan's novels are published in forty-two countries.  He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould's Book of Fish. A rapid on the Franklin River is named after him.