Friday, 18 July 2008

Wanting for nothing

Last night I had the pleasure of having dinner with Richard Flanagan, who is in Sydney putting the finishing touches to his novel Wanting, which is due out in November.

The dinner was organised by two of the wonderful people at Random House, John O'Brien & Brett Osmond, and joining us were some of Sydney's leading booksellers.

Wanting is based on a true story involving an aboriginal girl, the explorer Sir John Franklin and his wife, and Charles Dickens. It sounds like another great read from one of Australias's leading writers. It will also look great - it's going to be a beautifully produced hardback with a charcoal ribbon marker. Dave

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