Richard Flanagan: First Person

Sydney Writers' Festival

Richard Flanagan: First Person

Performance Dates & Times

Wednesday 4 October, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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One of Australia's leading literary talents, Richard Flanagan, speaks to Michael Robotham about his first novel since his Man Booker Prize-winning masterpiece, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

Written from the perspective of reality TV producer, Kif Kehlmann, First Person is Kif’s recollection of how as a young, penniless writer he agreed to ghostwrite the memoir of a notorious con man, Ziggy Heidl, who has defrauded the banks of $700 million. But as the work gets underway, Kif begins to fear that he is being corrupted by the con man. Is he ghostwriting a memoir or is Ziggy rewriting him?

In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, Flanagan uses aspects of his own autobiography to mock the memoir genre, turning to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect.

At City Recital Hall, join Flanagan on his journey into questioning: what is the truth.

Ticket Info

PREMIUM

Standard $45

A RESERVE

Standard $35
Concession $20
Child (Under 16) $20

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Details are correct at time of publication

Performance Dates & Times

Wednesday 4 October, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

Buy Tickets