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Tony Birch at Abbotsford Convent


For Tony Birch, the Yarra River is a rich vein of memories and inspiration, and is especially central in his acclaimed novel, Ghost River. Join him at historical Abbotsford Convent – which sits on a bend in the Yarra – for reflections on the river, his childhood and his writing.



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


Abbotsford Convent

16 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067

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