Richard Flanagan has been described by the Washington Post as 'one of our greatest living novelists' and as 'among the most versatile writers in the English language' by the New York Review of Books. He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould's Book of Fish.
A major television series of The Narrow Road to the Deep North is now in production, directed by celebrated film director Justin Kurzel (The True History of the Kelly Gang, Macbeth, Nitram), and starring Jacob Elordi (Euphoria, Saltburn, Priscilla) and Ciarán Hinds (Belfast, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
***WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014***
Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not.
In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.