29 September – 13 October 2020
Please Note – This event will be available to watch online on 29 September 2020 from 7pm AEST until 13 October 9pm AEST in Australia & New Zealand. Ticket buyers will be emailed their unique link to the show within 24 hours of it commencing. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you are agreeing to us sharing your email with Fane Productions Pty Ltd for the express purpose of supplying you with a unique link to view the live stream.
Canberra Theatre Centre is delighted to present Richard Flanagan: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams in conversation with Jennifer Byrne.
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is an ember storm of a novel. This is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving—and astonishing—best.
In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna’s aged mother is dying—if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight.
When Anna’s finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, but no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into a strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots.
Richard Flanagan’s novels have received numerous honours and are published in forty-two countries. He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould’s Book of Fish. A rapid on the Franklin River is named after him.
Jennifer Byrne is a celebrated journalist, editor, quizmaster, Logie-winning presenter, and formerly publishing director of Reed books and host of ABC’s decade-spanning The Book Club.
Special Event – Live Stream
Approximately 70 minutes, no interval
This performance is suitable for children.
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