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Section 80 of the Queensland Electoral Act Richard Flanagan Richard Miller Flanagan is an Australian writer, "considered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation", according to The Economist. Each of his novels received numerous awards and honours, he has written and directed feature films. That he is an environmental activist and the author of numerous influential works of nonfiction makes his achievement all the more remarkable.
Selected by Aboriginal writers Jackie Huggins, Doris Pilkington and Sam Watson as the Winner of the David Unaipon Award for unpublished. The David Unaipon Award 23 Winners Collection are now part of the UQP .. John Bodey's selected work When Darkness Falls won the David Unaipon Award .
Flanagan's father was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway and one of his three brothers is Australian rules football journalist Martin Flanagan. Flanagan was born with a severe hearing loss, not corrected until he was 6 years old, he grew up in the remote mining town of Rosebery on Tasmania's western coast. Flanagan left school at the age of 16 but returned to study at the University of Tasmania , where he was president of the Tasmania University Union in Flanagan wrote four non-fiction works before moving to fiction, works he has called "his apprenticeship ". One of these was Codename Iago , an autobiography of'Australia's greatest con man', John Friedrich , which Flanagan ghost wrote in six weeks to make money to write his first novel.
Friedrich killed himself in the middle of the book's writing and it was published posthumously.
Simon Caterson, writing in The Australian , described it as "one of the least reliable but most fascinating memoirs in the annals of Australian publishing", his first novel, Death of a River Guide , is the tale of Aljaz Cosini, river guide, who lies drowning, reliving his life and the lives of his family and forebears.
It was described by The Times Literary Supplement as "one of the most auspicious debuts in Australian writing". His next book, The Sound of One Hand Clapping , which tells the story of Slovenian immigrants, was a major bestseller, selling more than , copies in Australia alone. Flanagan's first two novels, declared Kirkus Reviews , "rank with the finest fiction out of Australia since the heyday of Patrick White ".
Gould's Book of Fish , Flanagan's third novel, is based on the life of William Buelow Gould , a convict artist, tells the tale of his love affair with a young black woman in , it went on to win the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Flanagan has described these early novels as'soul histories', his fourth novel was The Unknown Terrorist , which The New York Times called "stunning His most recent novel is First Person, based loosely on his experience early in his writing career ghost-writing the autobiography of John Friedrich.
According to the New Yorker "the novel, with its switchbacking recollections and cyclical dialogue, its penetrating scenes of birth and death, is enigmatic and mesmerizing" while the New York Review of Books called it a "tour-de-force". Some of his writings have proved controversial. Premier Paul Lennon declared, "Richard Flanagan and his fictions are not welcome in the new Tasmania". Flanagan's essay on logging company Gunns the biggest hardwood woodchipper in the world, "Gunns.
Cousins reprinted 50, copies of the essay for letterboxing in the electorates of Australia's environment minister and opposition environment spokesperson. Gunns subsequently collapsed with huge debt, its CEO John Gay found guilty of insider trading, the pulp mill was never built. Flanagan's essay won the John Curtin Prize for Journalism. In he published Notes on an Exodus, on the Syrian refugee crisis , arising out of visiting refugee camps in Lebanon and meeting refugees in Serbia ; the book features sketches made by the noted Australian artist Ben Quilty , who travelled with Flanagan to meet the refugees.
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Each of his novels has attracted major praise and received numerous awards and honours.
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