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Common People
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A new format of Tony Birch's celebrated short story collection.

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Overview

In this unforgettable collection, Tony Birch introduces a cast of characters from all walks of life. These remarkable and surprising stories capture common people caught up in the everyday business of living and the struggle to survive. From two single mothers on the most unlikely night shift to a homeless man unexpectedly faced with the miracle of a new life, Birch’s stories are set in gritty urban refuges and battling regional communities. His deftly drawn characters find unexpected signs of hope in a world where beauty can be found on every street corner – a message on a T-shirt, a friend in a stray dog or a star in the night sky.

Common People shines a light on human nature and how the ordinary kindness of strangers can have extraordinary results. With characteristic insight and restraint, Tony Birch reinforces his reputation as a master storyteller.

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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 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. In 2021 Tony released two new books, a poetry collection, Whisper Songs, and a new short story collection, Dark as Last Night, both longlisted for the 2022 Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award. In 2022, Dark As Last Night won the 2022 NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2022 ABA Booksellers' Choice Awards: Nielsen Adult Fiction Book of the Year. Tony Birch is also an activist, historian and essayist. His website is: tony-birch.com