Deirdre O'Connell

PhD Candidate in History of Culture and Race, University of Sydney

Author of The Ballad of Blind Tom, a biography of 19th slave pianist and autistic savant, Blind Tom Wiggins.

Recipient of Literature Grant, Australia Council 2014. Currently completing a narrative non-fiction account of Sonny Clay's 1928 Australian tour.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in History of Culture and Race, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Sydney, Masters of Arts (History)

Publications

  • 2009
    Ballad of Blind Tom, Overlook Press

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Historians Association (NSW & ACT)