Texts in the City: One Night the Moon
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 week, we delve into One Night the Moon, Rachel Perkins' 2001 film set in the Australian outback. Our guides are host Tony Birch and guest Kaarin Fairfax.
Kaarin grew up in the theatre at the feet of her father, George Fairfax, as he acted and directed shows at St. Martin’s - then called the Little Theatre. It was during this time that her passion and wonder for the magic of theatre, acting and the arts was ignighted.
Tony Birch is the author of Ghost River, which won the 2016 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.
Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, and a regular guest at writers’ festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University.