In conversation with Melissa Lucashenko

Common People

Tony Birch

Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland

Contemporary Storytelling / Urban



#About the event


Tony Birch

Tony Birch

TONY BIRCH is the author of Ghost River, which won the 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 Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio and a regular guest at writers’ festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University. His latest novel is The White Girl.


Melissa Lucashenko

Melissa Lucashenko

ML is a Walkley award winning writer. Her latest novel, Too Much Lip was shortlisted for the Stella and NSW Premier's Prizes, and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas in Melbourne. He has worked at the Wheeler Centre since inception in 2009, when he was hired as the Head of Programming before being appointed as Director in September 2011.

For 2015-2016 he hosted Blueprint for Living and now hosts Talkfest on RN. He remains a regular guest on ABC radio and TV. Michael has also worked as a Breakfast presenter for Melbourne’s 3RRR, as a member of the Australia Council’s Literature Board, in publishing and has written extensively for The Guardian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and elsewhere. 

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