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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.

Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.

This week, Tony Birch and Corrie Perkin will discuss Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín.

·Related video: Colm Tóibín in conversation

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Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the author of four novels, five short fiction collections, and two poetry books. His most recent book is the novel, Women and Children (UQP). ... Read more

Portrait of Corrie Perkin
Corrie Perkin

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... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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