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Wanting: Wanting

A guide for VCE Literature students studying 'Wanting'


The novel Wanting by Richard Flanagan can be found in the Resource Centre in the Senior fiction shelves at FLAN.

Visit Richard Flanagan's official website for biographical details and background information on Wanting.

Richard Flanagan - biography

Visit the following websites for information on Richard Flanagan, his life and achievements.

What led you to write Wanting?

Mathinna - Bangarra Dance Theatre

Historical Context - Colonial Tasmania

Access background information and information on the historical context of the novel to enhance your understanding,

Historical Context - Life and times of Charles Dickens



There have been numerous reviews written on the novel Wanting.

Read the reviews written in international newspapers such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.

Also read the reviews published on various literary web-sites, including Literary Corner Cafe, LitLovers and Read in a Single Sitting.


Who are the main characters in Wanting?