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Monday, May 07, 2007

Richard Flanagan's US Tour

Well the US book tour of Richard Flanagan rolls on as he continues to promote The Unknown Terrorist to great success as this LA Times article attests. The article provides some pretty good reading with numerous comparisons made of his work to William Faulkner's which he sounds a little awed about, not to mention a touch apprehensive.

Asked about the research he undertook for The Unknown Terrorist he quipped "Well, let's see: I spent a fair amount of time in Sydney, hanging out and drinking with cops and talking to junkies, I knew that somewhere in all that there was a story."

At the time of the article Flanagan was a panellist at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

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