Texts in the City: Brooklyn
Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life. This time around, Tony Birch and Corrie Perkin discuss Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín.
· See also: Colm Tóibín in conversation
Tony Birch is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Discontent. He has published three novels; The White Girl, Ghost River and Blood. 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 for his contribution to Australian literature. In 2021 he released two new books, a poetry book, Whisper Songs and a new short story collection, Dark As Last Night.
Corrie Perkin is a books advocate, editor, award-winning journalist, podcaster, interviewer, events host and communications advisor. For 12 years she owned a bookshop in Melbourne and continues her mission of bringing writers and readers together via her media projects.
Since 2017, Corrie has served as a board member of the Wheeler Centre.