Tony Birch

Tony Birch has published four short story collections, three novels and a volume of poetry. His most recent book is The White Girl (2019). Birch grew up in inner Melbourne in a strong Aboriginal and Irish family. He also has connections to Barbados though his great-great-grandfather, James ‘Prince’ Moodie. Currently, Tony Birch is the Doctor Bruce McGuinness Professorial Research Fellow in the Moondani Balluk Academic Centre at Victoria University.



Keynote: Smoke Whispers Sorrow

The master of precise and poetic storytelling shares a recent and very personal story: ‘As a means of connecting to Country while dealing with personal grief, I decided that the only way to engage with both was first to walk, second to think, and third to write about the experience before losing sense of what…

September 5, 2019