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Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a Koori writer who has published widely in the areas of short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.

Tony is a multi-award winning author, respected curator, a renowned community activist and public intellectual, and currently the inaugural recipient of the Dr Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Research Fellowship at Victoria University.

He has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne and a PhD in Urban cultures and histories. Tony lectures in Creative Writing; Autofictions; Writing Literary Non-fiction and Writing Genealogies of Place. His work has been widely published both nationally and internationally. He has presented in work in Australia and internationally (in Europe, North America and South America). Tony’s academic writing is concerned with the deconstruction of colonial fantasies – particularly the writing of history


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“For Indigenous people, the impact of climate change is not a future event. It has occurred in the past, and it is occurring now.“


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