Blueback

Synopsis

The final volume in the iconic Penguin Australian Children's Classics series, Blueback is a deceptively simple allegory about a boy who matures through fortitude, and finds wisdom by living in harmony with all forms of life. A beautiful distillation of Winton's art and concerns.
Tim Winton
About the author

Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty-five 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). He lives in Western Australia. His most recent novel is Eyrie, released October 2013.

Books by Tim Winton

Related articles

Podcast: Ceridwen Dovey on how her Harvard Education Shaped her Writing

Podcast

19 January 2021

Podcast: Ceridwen Dovey on how her Harvard Education Shaped her Writing

    Meet Friday Barnes – girl detective extraordinaire!

    News | Book Life

    18 January 2021

    Meet Friday Barnes – girl detective extraordinaire!

    Simple delights: The joy of reading from your

    News | Book Life

    18 January 2021

    Simple delights: The joy of reading from your "Magic Bookcase"

    Sleuth and solve: Activity pack from Friday Barnes 9: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

    News | Book Life

    18 January 2021

    Sleuth and solve: Activity pack from Friday Barnes 9: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

    Podcast: Patrick Carlyon on the Melbourne Gangland Killings and the City's Dark History

    Podcast

    13 January 2021

    Podcast: Patrick Carlyon on the Melbourne Gangland Killings and the City's Dark History

      Kids and screen time: time to stop judging and start parenting?

      News | Book Life

      12 January 2021

      Kids and screen time: time to stop judging and start parenting?

      5 reasons we love Little Gem – and you will too!

      News | Book Life

      11 January 2021

      5 reasons we love Little Gem – and you will too!

      Story behind the story: Meet Anna Zobel, author and illustrator of Little Gem

      News | Author Related

      11 January 2021

      Story behind the story: Meet Anna Zobel, author and illustrator of Little Gem

      Podcast: Greg Quicke on Stargazing and Outback Astronomy

      Podcast

      11 January 2021

      Podcast: Greg Quicke on Stargazing and Outback Astronomy

        Podcast: Candida Baker on Communicating with Horses

        Podcast

        11 January 2021

        Podcast: Candida Baker on Communicating with Horses

          COMMENTS

          Leave a Reply

          Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *