Clunes Booktown Festival
Join us through ZOOM to enjoy award winning author Tony Birch in conversation with Clunes Booktown on Sunday. .
How It Works
- Book your free ticket through Try Booking
- You will receive an email (and a reminder email) with a link to the session
- Once the session starts you can watch our chair and author in conversation
- Recordings will be made available to session attendees
About The Book
Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves.
About The Author
Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2012. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. In 2021 he will release two new books, a poetry collection, Whisper Songs, and a new short story collection, Dark as Last Night. Tony Birch is also an activist, historian and essayist. His website is: tony-birch.com
Praise for The Book
‘A heart-wrenching story of triumph and hope that’s sure to become an Australian classic’
‘With a uniquely Australian setting, a compelling narrative, malevolent antagonists and determined female protagonists, The White Girl will appeal to a wide audience. Readers will find it hard to put down.’
‘An emotionally eloquent novel about the necessary inheritance of strength in Indigenous women’’
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