Flanagan, Richard

About Richard Flanagan

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Filmography (IMDb)

Speller, Maureen Kincaid. “Richard Flanagan.” Critical Survey of World Literature, 2017

Munro, Donna. “Richard Flanagan.” Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 2010

Thomsen, Simon. “Australia's 'Greatest Author' Went Berserk, Saying Malcolm Turnbull Wants to Destroy the Book Industry.” Business Insider Australia, 20 May 2016

“Australia’s Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize.” Writer’s Chronicle, vol. 47, no. 3, 2014

“Richard Flanagan is Ashamed of Abbott, Howard and Rudd but not David Hicks.” The Australian, 16 Oct. 2014



Oates, Joyce Carol. “The Ghostwriter’s Mask.” New York Review of Books, vol. 65, no. 14, 2018

Finnell, Joshua. “First Person.” Library Journal, vol. 143, no. 3, 2018

Moran, Alexander. “First Person.” Booklist, vol. 114, no. 13, 2018

Jools, Penelope. “Heroism, and Love in Richard Flanagan's Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Australasian Journal of Psychotherapy, vol. 33, no. 2, 2015

Donovan, Stewart. “Imperial Legacy.” Nashwaak Review, vol. 34-35, no. 1, 2015

Gittins, Barry, and Jen Vuk. “Richard Flanagan Sorts Suffering from Virtue.” Eureka Street, vol. 24, no. 22, 2014

Shirm, Gretchen. “Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Southerly, vol. 74, no. 1, 2014

Bridgham, Elizabeth. “Wanting.” Dickens Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 2, 2011

Perkins, Christine. “The Unknown Terrorist.” Library Journal, vol. 132, no. 3, 2007

Kloszewski, Marc. “Gould’s Book of Fish.” Library Journal, vol. 127, no. 5, 2002

Reese, Jennifer. “As I Lay Drowning.” New York Times Book Review, 8 May 2001

Kicinski, Judith. “Book Reviews: Fiction.” Library Journal, vol. 125, no. 1, 2000



Williams, Michael. “Richard Flanagan: 'Despair is Always Rational, but Hope is Human'.” The Guardian, 28 Sep. 2020

“Richard Flanagan, Novelist: “My Mother Hoped I Might Make a Good Plumber”.” New Statesman, vol. 146, no. 5394, 2017

Birnbaum, Robert. “Richard Flanagan.” The Morning News, 22 Jul. 2010

Wisbey, Chris. “Intimations of Mortality: Richard Flanagan Interviewed.” Island Magazine, vol. 66, 1996



Holgate, Ben. “Intersecting Imperialisms: The Rise and Fall of Empires in Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Journal of World Literature, vol. 4, no. 3, 2019

Kušnír, Jaroslav. “Media, Simulation, Freedom and Control in Richard Flanagan’s The Unknown Terrorist (2006).” Ars Aeterna, vol. 10, no. 1, 2018

Staniforth, Martin. "'Shades of the Prison House': Reading Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Peter Carey's Amnesia." Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 53, no. 5, 2017

Arimitsu, Yasue. “Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Matsuo Basho's Oku no hosomichi.” Coolabah, vol. 21, 2017

Derkenne, Jamie. “Richard Flanagan's and Alexis Wright's Magic Nihilism.” Antipodes, vol. 31, no. 2, 2017

Dixon, Robert. “'Communications from Below': Scalar Transformations in Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North (2013) and Steven Carroll's A World of Other People (2013).” Antipodes, vol. 31, no. 1, 2017

Duthie, Fiona. “Enemies of Honor: Heroes and Prisoners of War in Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Tom Keneally's Shame and the Captives.” Antipodes, vol. 30, no. 1, 2016

Chialant, Maria Teresa. “Dickens, the Antipodes and the Neo-Victorian Novel: Richard Flanagan's Wanting.” Reflections on/of Dickens, Kujawska-Lis and Krawczyk-Łaskarzewska (eds.), 2014

Cummins, Joseph. “Echoes between Van Diemen’s Land and Tasmania: Sound and the Space of the Island in Richard Flanagan’s Death of a River Guide and Carmel Bird’s Cape Grimm.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 49, no. 2, 2014

Dalley, Hamish, The Postcolonial Historical Novel: Realism, Allegory, and the Representation of Contested Pasts, 2014

Deyo, Brian Daniel. “Rewriting History/Animality in J. M. Coetzee's Dusklands and Richard Flanagan's Wanting.” ARIEL, vol. 44, no. 4, 2013

Tsai, Robin. “(Post)Modernity in the Penal Colony: Richard Flanagan's Gould's Book of Fish.” Neohelicon, vol. 38, no. 2, 2011

Antor, Heinz. “The Trauma of Immigration and the Ethics of Self-Positioning in Richard Flanagan's The Sound of One Hand Clapping.” The Splintered Glass: Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond, Herrero and Baelo-Allué (eds.), 2011




The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (2020)

First Person (2018)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North (2013)

Wanting (2008)

The Unknown Terrorist (2006)

Gould’s Book of Fish (2001)

The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1997)

Death of a River Guide (1994)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Did the Pandemic Kill Ideology in Australia?” The New York Times, 19 May 2020

“Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide.” The New York Times, 2 Jan. 2020

As Editor: Ben Quilty (2019)

"Introduction." Home: Drawings by Syrian Children, Quilty (ed.), 2018

Seize the Fire: Three Speeches (2018)

Notes on an Exodus: An Essay (2016)

The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom (2015)

And What Do You Do, Mr. Gable: New and Collected Essays (2011)

“Went for a Swim.” Meanjin, vol. 70, no. 3, 2011

With Peter Dombrovskis and Jamie Kirkpatrick. On the Mountain, 1996

“The Stars & the Mountains: A Politics to Reclaim the Commons.”, Island Magazine, 1995

“Stripped Naked by Film.” Island Magazine, 1993

"Parish-Fed Bastards": A History of the Politics of the Unemployed in Britain, 1884–1939 (1991)

Codename Iago: The Story of John Friedrich (1991)

With Cassandra Pybus. The Rest of the World is Watching, 1990

A Terrible Beauty: History of the Gordon River Country (1985)



Wri. Australia (2003)

Dir./Wri. The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Award-Winning Author Richard Flanagan Talks about His New Book The Living Sea of Walking DreamsYouTube, 30 Sep. 2020

'Every Single Child Draws the Truth': Ben Quilty and Richard Flanagan on the Refugee Crisis. YouTube, 1 Sep. 2018

Richard Flanagan in Conversation with Claire Messud at 2015 PEN World Voices Festival. YouTube, 10 May 2015

Richard Flanagan’s Thoughts about Writing. YouTube, 29 Jan. 2015