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Things We Didn’t See Coming

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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.

Tony Birch will be joined by Emmett Stinson to discuss this week’s text – Steven Amsterdam’s Things We Didn’t See Coming.

· Related video: Our 2011 Texts in the City discussion of this text

Featuring

Tony Birch

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 Pa... Read more

Emmett Stinson

Emmett Stinson is a lecturer in publishing and communications at the University of Melbourne and president of SPUNC, Australia’s only advocacy group for small presses. He has been fiction editor for Wet Ink: The Magazine of New Writing, book reviewer for Triple R’s Breakfasters, and a panellist ... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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