Texts in the City: The Player

Texts in the City: The Player

Texts in the City host Tony Birch is joined for this session by film critic and writer Thomas Caldwell. Together, they go deep into Robert Altman’s self-reflexive (and sometimes self-parodying) look at Hollywood, The Player.

Who?

Portrait of Tony Birch

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing, and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2012. He is also the author of Shadowboxing, and three short story collections – Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People.

In 2017 Tony was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. In 2021 he will release two new books, a poetry collection, Whisper Songs, and a new short story collection, Dark as Last Night. Tony Birch is also an activist, historian and essayist.

Portrait of Thomas Caldwell

Thomas Caldwell

Thomas Caldwell is a freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker who specializes in film criticism and educational writing on film.

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