Tim Winton

Waterfront Theatre on October 20, 2014

Tim Winton is one of the pre-eminent Australian novelists of his generation. He has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize twice and won the Miles Franklin Award four times, and his books have been published in 18 languages. Cloudstreet, arguably his best-known work, appears regularly on lists of Australia's best-loved novels. Throughout Winton's oeuvre he tells stories of lost souls and lost faith, casting his characters adrift to look for something, or someone, to believe in. Tim Winton talks to VWF Hal Wake about being an outsider, the importance of place in his novels, and his new book, Eyrie.

Tim Winton, one of the pre-eminent Australian novelists of his generation, is the author of the bestselling Cloudstreet, The Riders and Dirt Music, among many other books. He has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). His new novel is Eyrie. He lives in Western Australia.