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A Conversation: Richard Flanagan with Claire Messud

Australia’s leading novelist, Richard Flanagan, makes his first U.S. appearance since his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, a harrowing account of his father’s time in a Japanese POW camp, received the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Renowned for his magnetic personality and warmth, Flanagan discusses his book, which has drawn widespread praise and comparisons to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

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