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JCU Events 2021 Colin Roderick Memorial Lecture

JCU Events

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

2021 Colin Roderick Memorial Lecture


When: 14 October 2021, 5pm -- 6pm

Where: Online

2021 COLIN RODERICK MEMORIAL LECTURE in conversation with Dr Roger Osborne and TONY BIRCH.

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl; 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, a regular guest at writers’ festivals, and a climate justice campaigner.

Roger Osborne is a Senior Lecturer in English and Writing at JCU. His research on the trans-national nature of Australian print culture has been published widely, and his co-authored book, Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s-1940s, the first of two projected volumes, was published by Sydney University Press in 2018. His textual and cultural history of Joseph Furphy's Such is Life will be published by Sydney University Press in 2021.

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