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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's novels have received numerous honours and are published in forty-two countries. He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould’s Book of Fish. A rapid on the Franklin River is named after him.

Ben Quilty

Ben Quilty is an Australian artist and social commentator.


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