In this talk for Writers Victoria in June 2014, author Tony Birch said that asking whether non-Indigenous writers should write about Indigenous characters is the wrong question.
About Tony Birch
Tony Birch is the author of Shadowboxing (2006), Father’s Day (2009) and Blood (2011), which was shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin award. His new collection of stories, The Promise will be released by UQP in 2014. Tony also writes essays and reviews, and teaches at a community level. He works in the writing program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.
You can also find a longer extract of Tony’s talk on this website.
Update: Tony will be running a Writers on Wednesdays seminar on the Narratives of Climate Change at Writers Victoria in January 2017.