Tony Birch

Tony Birch is an award-winning writer, activist, historian, and essayist.


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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. Tony 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. In 2021 he will release two new books, a poetry collection, Whisper Songs, and the short story collection, Dark as Last Night. Tony is also an activist, historian, and essayist.


Tony Birch


Common People

The Promise


Ghost River

The White Girl