The Narrow Road to the Deep North is the sixth novel from Richard, who is considered by many to be one of Australia’s finest novelists. It centres upon the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans in a Japanese POW camp on the now infamous Thailand-Burma railway.
AC Grayling, Chair of judges comments: ‘The two great themes from the origin of literature are love and war: this is a magnificent novel of love and war. Written in prose of extraordinary elegance and force, it bridges East and West, past and present, with a story of guilt and heroism
Man Booker Shortlisted titles 2014
- To rise again at a decent hour by Joshua Ferris
- We are all completely beside ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
- J by Howard Jacobson
- The lives of others by Neel Mukherjee
- How to be both by Ali Smith