Whether in his magical realist tale of climate crisis The Living Sea of Waking Dreams or Booker Prize–winning window into the cruelty of war, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Australian novelist Richard Flanagan has used fiction to explore some of the great topics of our time. In an unmissable Closing Night Address, he talks about the vital importance of telling our own stories to shape the future in a special address for Sydney Writers’ Festival.

This event is Auslan interpreted and open captioned.

Richard Flanagan (Australian)

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan's novels have received numerous honours and are published in 42 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. Celebrated director Justin Kurzel’s five-part television adaptation of The Narrow Road to the Deep North is in development with Sony Pictures Television’s Curio Pictures, with Richard Flanagan as an executive producer.