Coming to Writers' Week for the first time, John Flanagan is primed to meet the legions of fans of his Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series. In conversation with Clare Sawyer, John takes readers through the themes that have kept him fascinated while writing these long-running series. Prepare to be enlightened by the hidden layers within these famous epic journeys and find out why they’ve sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide.
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John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His books are available in more than one hundred countries, are regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and have had multiple award short-listings and wins in Australia and overseas.
Clare Sawyer is Adelaide Writers' Week's Programmer for Young Readers and spoken word sessions Hear Me Roar. In 2021, she produced the documentary Recorder Queen that screened on ABC TV. Clare has programmed festival content for Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Film Festival and Flickerfest, as well as working with the Youth Jury at the Berlinale Film Festival, Germany. Currently, she is Senior Lecturer in Producing at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. 2022 is her fourth year programming for Adelaide Writers' Week.