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 Leban, Greece, and Serbia to follow the river that is the exodus of our age- that of refugees from Syria. Flanagan's 'tes' 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 t like you and me. They are you and me. That terrible river of the wretched and the damned flowing through Europe is my family.
Richard Flanagan (Author) Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. His six novels are published in forty-two countries and have received numerous honours, including the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. He is the Boisbouvier Chair of Australian Literature at Melbourne University. Ben Quilty (Illustrator) Ben Quilty was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1973. The recipient of numerous art prizes including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Archibald Prize and the Prudential Eye Award for Contemporary Art in Singapore, his work is represented in major national and international collections.