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Your Favourites’ Favourites: Tony Birch and Graham Akhurst

Sharing stories with two generations of First Nations novelists

Tony Birch
Graham Akhurst (photo credit Giovana Schluter Nunes)
Sunday 26 May 2024
Event Code: 132
In Your Favourites’ Favourites, our most loved writers introduce one of their favourite authors.

Acclaimed Women & Children author Tony Birch sits down with debut writer Graham Akhurst, a Fulbright Scholar who drafted his YA novel, Borderland, while studying in renowned writing program at Hunter College in New York City. This gripping coming-of-age story follows a city-born First Nations teenager on an epic quest to figure out who he is.

Join Tony and Graham as they discuss First Nations identity, the impact of colonisation and what happens when you take a stand. 
Carriageworks, Bay 19
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015