Richard Flanagan Q&A
Richard Flanagan author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North and winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize, spoke to us on the occasion of his longlisting in July of that year.
Ahdaf Soueif expertly weaves together two tales of love across different cultures and generations that reveal startling parallels with each other.
At the turn of the 20th century, the widowed Lady Anna Winterbourne meets Sharif Pash al-Barudi, an Egyptian nationalist in Cairo. She represents the antithesis of everything he stands for but they fall in love and marry. Intertwined with this romance is the story of Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee, and Omar-al-Ghamrawi, both descendents of Anna and Sharif, who face the same challenges to their love.
About the AuthorAuthor and leading journalist Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo. She wrote the bestselling novel The Map of Love, shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize.