Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Island Home – a landscape memoir - Tim Winton

Island Home is a brilliant, moving insight into the life and art of one of Australia's finest writers.
For over 30 years, Tim 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 – rock pools, sea caves, scrub and swamp – has been as vital as any other connection.

In a new collection of non-fiction, Island Home – a landscape memoir, Winton explores the story of how his relationship with the Australian landscape came to be, and how it has determined his ideas, his writing and his life.

Ben Ball, Publishing Director, Penguin General, says, ‘Tim Winton’s Island Home is a revelation – an insight into the life and work of one of our finest authors and an inspiration about how to live in and listen to this land. It’s an answer to the question of what it means to be Australian, in which we learn a lot about its author’s views and practices, and even more about ourselves.’

Published 1 October Penguin RRP $45.00 - Penguin - Hardback

More about the author:
Tim Winton is one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers, thinkers and essayists, and a prominent advocate for the conservation of our natural environment.
He has published 25 books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into 28 languages.

Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). 

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