BOOK EVENT: Richard Flanagan 29/9/17

Richard Flanagan in conversation with Phillip Adams

We are super excited to be able to host one of Tasmania's most prestigious authors, Richard Flanagan (2014 Man Booker Prize winner, Narrow Road to the Deep North), in celebration of his new book; First Person.

Friday 29th September, 6:30PM
Farrall Centre Friends’ School (395) Argyle St Campus, North Hobart
Admission: $20, on sale now
Doors open at 5:30

This rare Tasmanian appearance by Richard Flanagan is expected to sell out quickly! You can purchase your tickets through the State Cinema or by clicking here

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By turns compelling, comic, and chilling, this is a haunting journey into the heart of our age.

What is the truth? In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, Flanagan turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect.

Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghostwriting his memoir. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he’ll be paid $10,000. 

But as the writing gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. As the deadline draws closer, he becomes ever more unsure if he is ghostwriting a memoir, or if Heidl is rewriting him – his life, his future. Everything that was certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder: who is Siegfried Heidl – and who is Kif Kehlmann?


Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River GuideThe Sound of One Hand ClappingGould’s Book of FishThe Unknown TerroristWanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.

Image courtesy of Joel Saget

Image courtesy of Joel Saget


Phillip  Adams is an Australian humanist, social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts an ABC Radio National program, Late Night Live, four nights a week, and writes a weekly column for The Australian.