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Wanting

Wanting( )
Author: Flanagan, Richard
ISBN:978-1-74166-655-7
Publication Date:Nov 2008
Publisher:Random House Australia
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $35.00
Book Description:

It is 1839. A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is running through the long wet grass of an island at the end of the world to get help for her dying father, an Aboriginal chieftain. Twenty years later, on an island at the centre of the world, the most famous novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, realises he is about to abandon his wife, risk his name and forever after be altered because of his inability any longer to control his intense passion. Connecting the two events are the most...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.5 x 27.1 x 2.9 cm
Book Weight:0.472 Kilograms
Author Biography
Flanagan, Richard (Author)
Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. He received a Master of Letters degree from Oxford University. His first novel, Death of a River Guide, won Australia's National Fiction Award. His works include The Sound of One Hand Clapping, The Unknown Terrorist, and four history books. He has received numerous awards including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Gould's Book of Fish, the 2011 Tasmania Book Prize for Wanting, and the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. He directed a feature film version of The Sound of One Hand Clapping. He was also shortlisted for the UK Indie Booksellers Award with The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This same title was won the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer 2015. In 2018, The Narrow Road to the Deep North will be made into an international television series. The University of Melbourne has appointed him as the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, a new professorship to 'advance the teaching, understanding and public appreciation of Australian literature'.

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