Festival Program

Highlight Event

Richard Flanagan: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Sat 7 Sep, 8pm
RMIT Storey Hall

Is all writing the sum of unspent love? Booker-winning novelist Richard Flanagan has had a compelling life, producing lauded work in literature, film and journalism. But by his own admission he never viewed it in terms of success or failure. In a rare Melbourne appearance he reflects on the vast body of his work, how he almost gave up writing after his first novel initially failed, and muses on future projects. With Toni Jordan.


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Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels 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.

Toni Jordan is the author of five novels, including the international best-seller Addition, the Indie award-winning Nine Days, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, a bedroom farce inspired by her love of Molière. Toni teaches creative writing at Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin. Her latest novel is The Fragments.

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