'Reason is only reason and satisfies only man's reasoning capacity, while wanting is a manifestation of the whole of life' Fyodor Dostoevsky
Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.
"Exquisite" * New Yorker * "Fascinating" * New York Times * "Irresistibly good" * The Times * "Dazzling... A captivating tale of cruelty and disappointment" * Washington Post * "Richard Flanagan is a master" * Guardian * "A beautifully constructed fugue on desire and its denial" * Times Literary Supplement * "This is the best novel I have read this year or expect to read for several more... Wanting shakes us rudely from our stupors, wakes us up to history. There can be no author more passionate or unfettered than Flanagan" * Sydney Morning Herald *