הסופר האוסטרלי זכה בפרס על ספרו : “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”.
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Richard Miller Flanagan (born 1961) is an Australian novelist from Tasmania. “Considered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation”, according to The Economist, each of his novels have attracted major praise and have received numerous awards and honours. He also has written and directed feature films
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North is Richard Flanagan‘s critically acclaimed sixth novel. In July 2014, it was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and was named on the shortlist in September. The book tells the story of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a wartime love affair with his uncle’s wife. Post war, he finds his growing celebrity as a war hero at odds with his sense of his own failings and guilt.
Taking its title from 17th century haiku poet Matsuo Bashō‘s famous haibun, Oku no Hosomichi, best known in English as The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the novel is epic in form and chronicles an Australian century, with one horrific day at its heart on the Burma Railway in August 1943. As that day builds to its climax, the novel grows to encompass the post war lives of Japanese and Korean prison guards as well as Australian prisoners of war. The novel deals both with the effects of war and the many forms of love.