Lesung mit Tony Birch am 10.09.2015
Tony Birch was raised in Melbourne, Australia. He was expelled from several High Schools until he finally managed to graduate later on. Good Job.
He studied at the University of Melbourne, the same one at which he now teaches „Creative Writing“.
He started writing short stories, so called “creative nonfiction“. His first short story collection “Shadowboxing” consists of ten intertwined stories about a young boy from Fitzroy. Birch used to be a boxer, which together with other aspects, are autobiographical elements in these stories.
His first novel “Blood” was listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Birch’s short stories were published in several literature magazines and anthologies.
Today, Tony Birch lives in Melbourne.