Online Friends event

Friends Meet the Author: Tony Birch

Join the Friends for their first online Meet the Author event of 2021, with acclaimed author, Tony Birch. Tony will be talking about his award-winning book, The White Girl.

From the book description:

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2012.  He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. In 2021 he will publish two new books; Whisper Songs, a poetry collection, and Dark As Last Night, a book of short stories, both with University of Queensland Press. Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, a regular guest at writers’ festivals, and a climate justice campaigner.

Join us for this Friends Member exclusive online Meet the Author event, where the book choice is eclectic, the guests are captivating and the company is Friendly. The event will be held live via Zoom. Bring along your thoughtful questions for this interactive online event. 

To join this online event register for the event with your Friends membership number. We will send out an email prior to the event with the Zoom URL, as well as reminder emails a week, a day and an hour before the webinar with the URL to join.

Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues:  (note: this is to test your connection, please ignore the webcam and audio components).

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Image: Cover of The White Girl; portrait of Tony Birch

Type Talks / Lecture