Richard Flanagan in conversation with Sally Warhaft

In this open and honest conversation, acclaimed writer Richard Flanagan talks to Sally Warhaft, former editor of The Monthly, about some of the many things that have been occupying him recently: Baz Luhrmann's Australia (which Flanagan co-wrote), living in Tasmania in the shadow of Gunn's, and his new novel, Wanting.Melbourne, November 2008(Part 1 of 2) Click here for Part 2

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