Notes on an Exodus

Notes on an Exodus

by Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 27/06/2016

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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.

ISBN:
9780143782353
9780143782353
Category:
Reportage & collected journalism
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
27-06-2016
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
80
Dimensions (mm):
182x112x7mm
Weight:
0.08kg
Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. He is descended from Irish convicts transported to Van Diemen’s Land in the 1840s. His father is a survivor of the Burma Death Railway. One of his three brothers is Australian Rules football journalist Martin Flanagan. He grew up in the remote mining town of Rosebery on Tasmania’s western coast.

His novels, Death Of A River Guide, The Sound Of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book Of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in twenty-six countries.

He directed a feature film version of The Sound Of One Hand Clapping. A collection of his essays is published as And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?

His latest book The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

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