Goldsmiths Writers' Centre presents The White Girl Tony Birch in conversation with Deirdre Osborne
Indigenous Australian literature is still not easily obtainable for UK readers and this evening offers the chance to hear from one of Australia’s most prominent writers and thinkers, Tony Birch. His latest novel The White Girl explores ‘Australian colonialism’s malevolent legacies, and the courage, strength and dignity of Indigenous resistance’. It’s a story about strong women with memorable characters whose capacity for love and courage is a timely reminder of the endurance of the human spirit.Tony Birch is author of seven novels, short stories and poetry. His fiction includes Shadowboxing (2006), Father’s Day (2009), Blood (2001), The Promise (2014) and Ghost River (2015). He is a recipient of the prestigious Patrick White Literary Award (2017) and inaugural Dr Bruce McGuiness Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. Deirdre Osborne is a Reader in English Literature and Drama at Goldsmiths and a longstanding advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous writers’ works in humanities curriculum taught in the UK.
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