Open Book

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.

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