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Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of Shadowboxing, Father’s Day, Blood, The Promise, Ghost River and Common People. His new novel, The White Girl, will be released in 2019. He has been a...

August 10, 2016

INDIGENOUS WRITERS AT MWF 2016

What does Indigenous writing look like now, and how might it look in the future? What stories still need to be told? How do we ensure adequate space is given for Indigenous writers...

August 5, 2016

BIG IDEAS AT MWF 2016

Big issues and challenging ideas abound in the news. It can be overwhelming, but MWF provides a great opportunity to unpack these ideas with trusted and admired thinkers. Public di...

August 23, 2015

MY TOP 5 PICKS: JOHN BIRMINGHAM

John Birmingham tells us about his top 5 picks of the Festival. Birmingham is an author, columnist and, increasingly rarely, a journalist. He is the author of He Died With A Felaf...

August 18, 2015

MY TOP 5 PICKS: CLAUDIA KARVAN

Acclaimed film and television actress, Claudia Karvan, shares her top 5 picks of the Festival with us. Karvan will appear in the session Small Screen: Love My Way, with co-crea...

August 13, 2015

EXPLORING WORDS IN THE WEST

Melbourne's west has become a cultural nexus, a place where writers and readers converge to share and discover stories. With support from the Maribyrnong City Council's Festival...

August 7, 2015

MY TOP 5 PICKS: JO CASE

Jo Case shares her top 5 picks of the Festival. Jo is Program Manager of Melbourne Writers Festival and the author of Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger’s. 1...

August 28, 2014

BOB BROWN: FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE

I first discovered that Bob Brown was the bee’s knees when I started following his progress with the topical animal rights group the Sea Shepherd, and their success with Operatio...

June 12, 2018

Intern Blog: Adaptations

by Sasha Gattermayr The age-old question: Do you read the book before you see the movie? Adaptations are notoriously fraught with artistic danger. How does a filmmaker balance t...