In 1991 a struggling young Australian writer by the name of Richard Flanagan was given an offer he couldn’t refuse: $10,000 to ghostwrite an autobiography in just six weeks.
The subject? John Friedrich, who was at the time Australia’s most notorious – and mysterious – conman. A man who, much like a novelist, made a living by blending fact and fiction; by finding and exploiting the verisimilitude of lies. Continue reading “Book 45: First Person by Richard Flanagan”