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Richard Flanagan
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Richard Flanagan
Born
Richard Miller Flanagan

1961 (age 59–60)
Nationality Australian
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Worcester College, Oxford
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Majda Smolej
Children Three
Relatives Martin Flanagan (brother)
Awards Man Booker Prize

Richard Miller Flanagan (born 1961) is an Australian writer described by the Washington Post as "one of our greatest living novelists". Each of his novels has attracted major praise and received numerous awards and honours. He also has written and directed feature films. He won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

"[C]onsidered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation", according to The Economist, the New York Review of Books described Flanagan as "among the most versatile writers in the English language. That he is also an environmental activist and the author of numerous influential works of nonfiction makes his achievement all the more remarkable."

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