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  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143782353
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $9.99

Notes on an Exodus




Notes on the exodus of refugees from Syria, by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. With illustrations from Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty.

Notes on the exodus of refugees from Syria, by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. With illustrations from Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty.
In January 2016 Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty travelled to Lebanon, Greece, and Serbia to follow the river that is the exodus of our age: that of refugees from Syria.

Flanagan's 'notes' and Quilty's sketches bear witness to the remarkable people they met on that journey and their stories. These individual portraits from the Man Booker Prize-winning author and Archibald Prize-winning artist combine to form a powerful testament to human dignity and courage in the face of war, death, and suffering.

Refugees are not like you and me. They are you and me. That terrible river of the wretched and the damned flowing through Europe is my family.

  • Pub date: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143782353
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Authors

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and First Person have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.

Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty is an Australian artist and social commentator.


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