For Tony Birch, the Yarra River is a rich vein of memories and inspiration, as well as being central to his most recent and acclaimed novel – Ghost River (2015). Join Tony at the Convent for a reading from Ghost River, and for reflections on his writing.
Tony Birch is the author of the books Shadowboxing (2006), Father's Day (2009), Blood (2011) which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin literary award, and The Promise (2014). His most recent novel, Ghost River, released in October 2015, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin award. Both his fiction and nonfiction has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies in Australia and internationally. Birch is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, and is a regular guest at national writers’ festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is currently the inaugural Bruce McGuinness Research Fellow within the Moondani Balluk Centre at Victoria University.
Abbotsford Convent Writers in Residence Christine Kenneally, Michelle Aung Thin and Professor Marcia Langton AM are also presenting as part of Open Spaces. There is a special ticket price to see all four talks for $30 - you can select this option when you purchase your ticket. For more information about the talks, visit the event listing here.
This talk is presented as part of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation's flagship multi-arts event, Open Spaces 2016. Tickets to talks include general entry to Open Spaces – simply show your tour ticket at the gate upon arrival. Without a prepurchased ticket, general entry to Open Spaces is $2 at the gate (children under 5 are free). For more information, please see the Abbotsford Convent's website.