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Author of the Month Tim Winton
The pre-eminent Australian novelist of his generation, Tim's literary reputation was established early when his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the 1981 Australian Vogel Award; his second novel Shallows, won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984; and his third book, Scission, a collection of short stories, won the West Australian Council Literary Award in 1985.
That Eye the Sky was adapted for the stage by Justin Monjo and Richard Roxburgh, and also made into a film. A second film adaptation was made of In the Winter Dark, featuring Brenda Blethyn. Read more..
Tim Winton: Island Home
Tim Winton on the inspiration behind his memoir Island Home