BIRCH ON Books
By Melissa Walsh
e’s among Australia’s finest living writers, a poet, activist and academic, as well as an acclaimed novelist and shortstory writer.Tony Birch’s writing is concerned with Australians, especially Indigenous Australians, living life on the fringe.
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He writes, too, about the dark shadow cast by the state in the everyday lives of marginalised people, and this month is speaking at Montalto at their Books and Ideas evening. continued next page...
Peninsula Essence July 2019