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Tim Winton has published twenty-six books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music, and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). His fiction published in the United States includes Eyrie and Breath (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014 and 2008) and Dirt Music (Scribner, 2002). He lives in Western Australia.


Named a "Top Ten Memoir for Spring 2017" by Publishers Weekly Praise for Tim Winton "Winton, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, excels at conveying the shadowy side of his country's beauty."--New York Times Praise for Island Home "Insightful and vibrant . . . In part a love song to Australia and also an attempt to trace how this love affair began . . . Island Home is a delight to read: Winton's words chink like loose change, a foreign currency, mysterious. But more than anything, the book is a call to arms, a manifesto. It beseeches us to revere the land that sustains us, crying out to us for help."--Guardian "Lyrical and artistic . . . The evocative beauty of Island Home is not to be denied.""--Foreword Reviews "Winton's Australia is teeming and brimming and shrieking and squawking with life."--Sydney Morning Herald "Like Wordsworth, Winton understands and feels the 'abiding power' of certain places. . . . The writer of memoir can be triumphantly personal, quixotic, eccentric, risky, and daring. In Island Home, Winton is all of these. This most exquisite of prose writers eases stylistic discipline out a notch or two. . . . The last chapter of this inspiring, sometimes painfully frank, wonderful memoir is called 'Paying Respect, ' and . . . its clarion call is Blakean: everything that lives is holy."--Australian Book Review "Island Home is a powerful and poetic read, an expression of Winton's intense love of the land and the sea, and for Australia's unique flora and fauna."--Weekend Herald (NZ)

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