Friday, 17 October 2014

Man Booker Prize Winner 2014

Australian author Richard Flanagan has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  It is a book about war and love and was inspired by his father’s experience as a prisoner of war on the Thailand-Burma railway.

Eric Lomax’s autobiography The Railway Man, also about a Japanese prisoner of war forced to work on the Burma-Siam railway is available to borrow from the War Memorial Library.

Richard Flanagan with trophy and book - credit Janie Airey

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