ACCA Book Club: Tony Birch

Wed 29 Jul 2020

This is a past program.

Join us for ACCA Book Club, our new regular online catch up about reading, writing and more. We invite a special guest and previous contributor to ACCA publications, to lead an open and active discussion with participants about a written work of their choice.

Next up, author and activist Tony Birch will discuss two essays about site-specific writing, one written in reflection of a residency in Banff, Canada to research climate change and Indigenous knowledge, and the second considering the ecological pertinence of the walking/reflective/philosophical essay model.

To take part in this Book Club, register here as soon as you can (as places are limited) and get reading!

On registration you will receive a unique zoom link. Tony Birch’s two readings can be access via Meanjin Quarterly: ‘Two Fires’, Meanjin Quarterly, Summer 2017; and ‘Walking and Being’, Meanjin Quarterly, Summer 2019.


Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s DayThe Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Birch is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, a regular guest at writers’ festivals, and a climate justice campaigner. He lives in Melbourne. In 2016, Birch contributed to the publication accompanying the ACCA exhibition Sovereignty.