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Richard Flanagan: Question 7

How the stories we tell change us

Richard Flanagan
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Join Richard Flanagan as he discusses this hypnotic, genre-defying new book which entwines memoir, biography, autofiction and history through a daisy chain of stories both intimate and collective.

Opening with his father as a prisoner of war, the book leads readers through a literary love affair into nuclear physics of the 1930s and 40s and finally towards a young Richard fighting for his life in Tasmanian river rapids in a rumination on life’s choices and their intergenerational chain reactions. Richard speaks with Kerry O’Brien.

Carriageworks, Bay 20, The ARA Stage
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015