The Writer’s Mix Tape: Tony Birch with Jonnie Von Goes
Writers’ influences extend far beyond the things they read. The creative impulse is driven by experience, by people they’ve met, places they’ve been and, in many cases, the music they’ve listened to.
In partnership with Melbourne’s iconic 3RRR, The Writer’s Mix Tape is an exploration of the music that has run through our writers’ lives.
Each month a different 3RRR broadcaster will interview a notable writer about the songs that have most moved and shaped their career. Short snippets from the songs will be interspersed between intimate chat, outlining personal and writerly connections to each piece of music.
Playwrights and poets, novelists and essayists, with some of Melbourne’s finest broadcasters we dig a little deeper to find the soundtrack to their creative and professional lives.
Tony Birch holds the Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at Melbourne University. He is the author of three novels, five short fiction collections, and two poetry books. In 2023 he will release a new novel, Women and Children. ... Read more
Jon Von Goes is a broadcaster, musician, RocKwiz Brains Trust member, registered Australian civil celebrant and captain of the RRR/PBS Megahertz Football Club. He had a dream many years ago that Australians would one day write about being Australian without self-consciousness, that Australian charac... Read more
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