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Tim Winton Tim Winton i(A28121 works by) (a.k.a. Timothy John Winton)
Born: Established: 1960 Karrinyup, Stirling area, Northern Perth, Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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1 Tim Winton, Helen Garner, Paul Keating, Deng Adut : The Stories behind the Year's Best Biographies Tim Winton , Deng Adut , Bernadette Brennan , Joan Healy , Judith Brett , Troy Bramston , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 12 July 2018;

'Six authors nominated for the National Biography awards reveal what most surprised them about their subjects.' (Publication abstract)

2 13 y separately published work icon The Shepherd's Hut Tim Winton , London : Hamish Hamilton , 2018 11859330 2018 single work novel

'The Shepherd’s Hut follows Jaxie, who flees his sleepy hometown and abusive father and heads north ‘for the only person in the world who understands him’. Jaxie ‘traverses the vast, bare West Australian wheatbelt, heading towards the abandoned goldfields, staying out of sight long enough to reach the refuge of the salt country at the edge of the desert’. ' (Publication summary)

1 Tim Winton Tim Winton , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: #SaveOzStories 2016;

'I’m surprised and very pleased to have this little book acknowledged by the industry in this way. So, thank you.

'When I was writing this book I was never really sure what it was. Now that it’s safely behind me, I see that Island Home is a kind of love letter—to this place, its ecosystems and creatures, but also to its people. As I say somewhere in the book, this country leans in on you, it weighs down hard. Like family. Because it is family. And whether I like it or not, I’m caught up in its web, ensnared in all those family matters, organic and intangible, functional and dysfunctional, many of which make me shout at the telly and howl at the moon.' (Introduction)

1 Tim Winton Condemns Government Plans for 'a New Colonial Era of Publishing' Tim Winton , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 20 May 2016;
'... Australia has survived its colonial era. It's too cute to say we've left it behind completely, but in my lifetime we've striven to out-think and outgrow it. We've begun to sing and dance and play and write and, yes, to legislate our way past a colonial existence. And our arts community has been integral to this change of mindset. ...'
1 A New Colonial Era of Publishing Lies Ahead Tim Winton , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 May 2016; (p. 36)
1 13 y separately published work icon The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton , Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9481193 2016 selected work autobiography essay

'The remarkable true stories in The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton’s imagination at work and play.

'A chronicler of sudden turnings, brutal revelations and tender sideswipes, Tim Winton has always been in the business of trouble. In his novels chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. But as these extraordinarily powerful memoirs show, the abrupt and the headlong are old familiars to the author himself, for in many ways his has been a life shaped by havoc.

'In The Boy Behind the Curtain Winton reflects on the accidents, traumatic and serendipitous, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. On the unexpected links between car crashes and religious faith, between surfing and writing, and how going to the wrong movie at the age of eight opened him up to a life of the imagination. And in essays on class, fundamentalism, asylum seekers, guns and the natural world he reveals not only the incidents and concerns that have made him the much-loved writer he is, but some of what unites the life and the work.

'By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton’s most personal book to date, an insight into the man who’s held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.' (Publication summary)

1 14 form y separately published work icon Breath Gerard Lee , Tim Winton , Simon Baker , ( dir. Simon Baker ) Australia : See Pictures Gran Via Productions Breath Productions , 2016 8569342 2016 single work film/TV

'Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely bond with a reclusive surfer and his mysterious wife. The boys are driven to take risks that will have a profound and lasting impact on their lives.'

Source: Screen Australia.

1 The Wait and the Flow Tim Winton , 2016 extract autobiography (The Boy Behind the Curtain)
— Appears in: Underline , December no. 1 2016; (p. 1-6)
'On the beach one day, as I was sliding my board back onto the tray of the ute and trying to clear my sinuses of salty water, an old neighbour who was passing by with his dog told me he didn't know what people like me saw in surfing. He said,'I see youse blokes out there day and night. Any time I go past you're just sittin there, bobbin around like moorin buoys. Tell me, Timmy, what's the point? And I didn't know how to answer. Almost every day of my life is shaped according to the weather, most acutely to swell, tide and wind direction. After surfing for fifty years, you'd think I'd be able to give a better account of myself. But there wasn't much to tell him, because there is no point. Surfing is a completely pointless exercise. Perhaps that's why I'm addicted to it. But he was right, my neighbour, God rest him. We go to the water every day and every hour we can. And most of what we do is wait.' (Introduction)
2 24 y separately published work icon Island Home : A Landscape Memoir Tim Winton , Melbourne : Penguin , 2015 8850333 2015 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units)

''I grew up on the world's largest island.'

'This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing.

'For over thirty years, Winton has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. What is true of his work is also true of his life: from boyhood, his relationship with the world around him – rockpools, seacaves, scrub and swamp – was as vital as any other connection. Camping in hidden inlets of the south-east, walking in the high rocky desert fringe, diving at Ningaloo Reef, bobbing in the sea between sets, Winton has felt the place seep into him, with its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance, and learned to see landscape as a living process.

'Island Home is the story of how that relationship with the Australian landscape came to be, and how it has determined his ideas, his writing and his life. It is also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more powerfully than a political idea, or an economy, Australia is a physical entity. Where we are defines who we are, in ways we too often forget to our detriment, and the country's.

'Wise, rhapsodic, exalted – Island Home is not just a brilliant, moving insight into the life and art of one of our finest writers, but a compelling investigation into the way our country makes us who we are.' (Publication summary)

1 Havoc Tim Winton , 2015 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 111 2015; (p. 38-46) The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015;
'A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of helping in traffic accident with his father when he was nine years old in Australia.'
1 A Minx Called Betsy Tim Winton , 2015 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 March 2015; (p. 22-23)
1 In the Shadow of the Hospital Tim Winton , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Granta , no. 129 2014;
1 1 The Island Seen and Felt : Some Thoughts about Landscape Tim Winton , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2014 2014; (p. 305-314)
1 32 form y separately published work icon The Turning Tim Winton , ( dir. Benedict Andrews et. al. )agent Australia : Arenamedia Pty Ltd , 2013 Z1912300 2013 selected work film/TV

'Seventeen extraordinary Australian directors respond to the hauntingly beautiful collection of short stories by Tim Winton. Spanning almost 30 years, these stories provide windows into the lives of men and women in the small coastal town of Angelus. Linking and overlapping, the stories create a stunning and disturbing portrait of a small coastal community in Western Australia. As befits the title of the film, the stories are preoccupied with the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people's lives. Relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever.'

Source: Screen Australia

1 9 y separately published work icon Shrine : A Play in One Act Tim Winton , 2013 Melbourne : Penguin , 2014 Z1890237 2013 single work drama '"Shrine" is set above the rocky headlands of the South Coast of Western Australia, between a forest and the sea. It's wine country, and a privileged young man, Jack, has been killed driving friends back to Perth from his parents' beach house. Jack leaves in his wake a wreck of a father, a shadow of a mother, and the promise of a love affair that never quite happened. A year later, Jack's father Adam meets the small town girl, June, who shared a strange and life changing night with Jack hours before he died. Domestic heartbreak transcends into mythology in a landscape inhabited by ghosts.' Source: (Sighted 26/09/2012)
1 Books of the Year Stephen Romei , Graeme Blundell , James Bradley , Geraldine Brooks , Gabrielle Carey , Peter Carey , Stella Clarke , Miriam Cosic , Peter Craven , Tegan Bennett Daylight , Michelle De Kretser , Delia Falconer , Tim Flannery , David Free , Peter Goldsworthy , Andy Griffiths , Gideon Haigh , Helen Garner , Sonya Hartnett , Ashley Hay , Evelyn Juers , Thomas Keneally , Richard King , Ramona Koval , David Malouf , Alex Miller , Louis Nowra , Peter Pierce , Felicity Plunkett , Nicolas Rothwell , Jaya Savige , Kirsten Tranter , Geordie Williamson , Tim Winton , Ed Wright , Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 December 2013; (p. 14-18)
1 Open Page with Tim Winton Tim Winton , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;
1 And the Wind Set to Howl Tim Winton , 2013 extract novel
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 October 2013; (p. 19-20)
4 39 y separately published work icon Eyrie Tim Winton , Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2013 6008228 2013 single work novel (taught in 2 units)

'Eyrie tells the story of Tom Keely, a man who’s lost his bearings in middle age and is now holed up in a flat at the top of a grim highrise, looking down on the world he’s fallen out of love with. He’s cut himself off, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman he used to know when they were kids, and her introverted young boy. The encounter shakes him up in a way he doesn’t understand. Despite himself, Keely lets them in. What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times – funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting – populated by unforgettable characters. It asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing..' (Publisher's blurb)

1 When the Tide Turns Tim Winton , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 14 April 2012; (p. 34-37)
Tim Winton reflects on his life-long connection with oceans and his involvment in environmental politics.