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Papers of Richard Flanagan, circa 1989-1998 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3944056
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Flanagan, Richard, 1961-
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1989-1998] 
5.85 m. (11 boxes) + 12 cartons + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

MS Acc05/11 comprises draft manuscripts of various publications including The sound of one hand clapping, Death of a river guide, The circle, Gould's book of fish, Codename Iago: the story of John Friedrich, and, A terrible beauty: history of the Gordon River country; draft thesis on the National Unemployed Workers' Movement; subject files, articles, essays and speeches; and, papers on the Strahan Visitors Centre (11 boxes, 12 cartons, 1 fol. box).

Biography/History

Author. Richard Flanagan made his literary debut with the novel Death of a river guide (1994) which achieved immediate success winning a number of Australian literary prizes including the 1996 National Fiction Award. Flanagan's second novel, The sound of one hand clapping (1997), also received high critical acclaim and won both the 1999 Australian Booksellers Book of the Year award and the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction. Flanagan continued his success with a third novel Gould's book of fish: a novel in twelve fish (2001) which was awarded the 2002 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Flanagan's later novels include The unknown terrorist, and, Wanting, both published in 2008.

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Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc05/11.

Related Material Interview with Richard Flanagan, author; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3689. 
Subjects Flanagan, Richard, 1961- -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Novelists, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1989-1998 
Occupation Authors.  |  Novelists.
Exhibited Selected items exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 6 May 2013 - 15 September 2013. 

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