15 October 2014
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has congratulated Richard Flanagan.
"Richard Flanagan is one of Australia's greatest writers. His win in the Man Booker 2014 with ‘the book he was born to write' is a fantastic acknowledgement of his literary brilliance. This is a moment for the whole nation to celebrate.
"Richard worked on this book for a long time and was profoundly influenced by his father's experiences as a prisoner of war on the Burma railway.