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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742752723
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99

And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?




The collected short pieces of nonfiction from one of Australia’s pre-eminent novelists.

'And what do you do, Mr Faulkner?' asked Clark Gable after being introduced to William Faulkner at a party.

'I write,' replied Faulkner. 'And what do you do, Mr Gable?'

Collected here for the first time are the very best of Richard Flanagan's wide-ranging, free-wheeling writings on everything from directing film and writing novels to a near fatal kayak trip; from baking bread to bushfires to art to war; from Kosovar refugees on the run to Jorge Luis Borges to his celebrated essay on the rape of Tasmania's forests, credited as a key to halting Gunns' two billion dollar pulp mill.

Sparkling, moving and always surprising, this is exhilarating reading from one of Australia's best writers.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742752723
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and First Person 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.

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