Windows on the World
The Lost World
RICHARD FLANAGAN and MATTEO PERICOLI
A series in which writers from around the world describe the view from their windows.
Unable to start writing, I look out past the veranda shadow. From my house on Australia’s Bruny Island — named in Year 1 of the French Revolution by a French royalist after himself — I can see Tasmania, home to a human civilization for 10,000 years before modern man arrived in France.