Tony Birch is the author of several novels and collections of short stories, including Ghost River, which received the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award; and, most recently, Common People. He is the first indigenous writer to receive the Patrick White Award. A regular guest on ABC local and national radio, Birch has been a longtime lecturer at Victoria University, where he is now the first recipient of the Dr. Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Research Fellowship. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Some of my favorite people on earth are in this book,
Dear writers and grand spirits.