Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder

Podcast: Richard Flanagan on Unexpected Tenderness and Grateful Wonder

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Booker Prize winning author Richard Flanagan talks to Cheryl about the unexpected tenderness he’s discovered this year, the renewed attention to the beauty of the world, and the spirit of hope and grateful wonder. All things also expressed in his latest novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.

About the author:

Richard Flanagan’s novels have received numerous honours and 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.

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Richard Flanagan on his Astonishing New Novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

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28 October 2020

Richard Flanagan on his Astonishing New Novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

    Take a Sneak Peek at Richard Flanagan's Extraordinary New Novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

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    26 October 2020

    Take a Sneak Peek at Richard Flanagan's Extraordinary New Novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

      The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is Another Literary Masterpiece from Richard Flanagan

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      26 October 2020

      The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is Another Literary Masterpiece from Richard Flanagan

        Publisher details

        The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
        Author
        Richard Flanagan
        Publisher
        Penguin
        Genre
        Fiction
        Released
        29 September, 2020

        Synopsis

        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.In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna’s aged mother is dying—if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight.When Anna’s finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, but no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into a strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots.
        Richard Flanagan
        About the author

        Richard Flanagan

        Richard Flanagan's novels have received numerous honours and 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.

        Books by Richard Flanagan

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