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OCT 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Burma jails journalists for causing 'public alarm’

The July 7 article in the privately run Bi Mon Te journal reported about an activist group that claimed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic political leaders had formed an interim government. The Pabaedan township court found two editors, one reporter and the journal’s publisher and owner guilty of violating Article 505 (B) of the criminal law, which ...

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OCT 15, 2014 - The Guardian

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Richard Flanagan: I lit the barbie with old drafts

The Man Booker prize winner on how he wrote The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the inspiration for the love story in it and the human need for hopeRichard Flanagan has red rimmed eyes and an air of suspended bewilderment the morning after winning the Man Booker prize. Immediately after giving a charming acceptance speech that paid warm homage ...

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OCT 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Australians cheer Flanagan's Booker Prize win

Flanagan drew on his father's experiences as a World War II prisoner of the Japanese for "The Narrow Road to the Deep North," which centers on the Burma Death Railway, built with forced labor at the cost of tens of thousands of lives. Named after a classic work of Japanese literature, the book is dedicated to Flanagan's father — referred ...

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OCT 15, 2014 - The Guardian

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Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker prize with timeless depiction of war

Australian novelist picks up award for story of prisoners and captors on Burma railway in The Narrow Road to the Deep North Vivid account of harrowing history is a solid choice Guardian Books podcast: 2014 Man Booker prize The Narrow Road to the Deep North reviewed Interview: Richard Flanagan, child of the death railway Booker prize authors reveal stories behind ...

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OCT 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Australia's Flanagan wins Booker fiction prize

LONDON (AP) — Australia's Richard Flanagan has won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction with "The Narrow Road to the Deep North," a visceral story of war and its aftermath. Flanagan drew on his father's experiences as a World War II prisoner of the Japanese for the book, which centers on the Burma Death Railway, built with forced labor at ...

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