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The Rise of Australian Fiction including Richard Flanagan, Tim Winton and Thomas Keneally

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 September 2009

Mariella Frostrup celebrates fiction from Down Under, in conversation with some of Australia's best-known writers.

Richard Flanagan, the author of the cult bestseller Gould's Book of Fish, explains how the sometimes painful history of his native Tasmania became the subject of his latest novel Wanting.

Tim Winton, whose books include Dirt Music and Breath, describes the Western Australian landscape that has inspired most of his work.

And Thomas Keneally, the Booker-winning author of Schindler's Ark, joins the Aboriginal writer Alexis Wright to discuss a major new anthology of Australian literature with the collection's editor, Nicholas Jose.

Chapters

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  • THE LITERATURE OF AUSTRALIA

    Booker-winning author Thomas Keneally joins the Aboriginal writer Alexis Wright to discuss a new anthology of Australian literature with the collection's editor, Nicholas Jose.

  • RICHARD FLANAGAN

    Richard Flanagan, author of the bestseller Gould's Book of Fish, talks about his latest novel Wanting.

  • TIM WINTON

    Tim Winton, whose books include Dirt Music and Breath, describes the Western Australian landscape that has inspired most of his work.

  • Book List

    Nicholas Jose (ed.): The Literature of Australia
    Publisher: W W Norton

    Thomas Keneally: The People's Train
    Publisher: Sceptre

    Alexis Wright: Carpentaria
    Publisher: Constable

    Tim Winton: Breath
    Publisher: Picador

    Richard Flanagan: Wanting
    Publisher: Atlantic Books

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