Summer Series: Tony Birch

In our fifth episode of our Summer Series, Kate talks to much loved Australian literary legend, Tony Birch.

Tony Birch is a novelist, short story writer, poet and academic. He is the author of three novels: Ghost River, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSWs Premier’s Prize for Indigenous writing and also shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award. 

He is also the author of five short story collections, ShadowboxingFather’s DayThe PromiseCommon People and Dark as Last Night. His most recent publication is the poetry collection, Whisper Songs. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Tony is a much loved member of the Australian lit world, a regular guest at writers’ festivals, and a climate justice campaigner. He lives in Melbourne.

Find full shownotes for this conversation here.

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