Podcast with Tim Winton: ‘The first time I was ever on a plane was to accept the Vogel Prize in Sydney . . .’

Podcast with Tim Winton: ‘The first time I was ever on a plane was to accept the Vogel Prize in Sydney . . .’

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Australia’s master storyteller Tim Winton has just published The Shepherd’s Hut, a musical and harrowing exploration of toxic masculinity in Aussie male culture. In this podcast, Winton opens up about his personal life with candour and poetry. It’s one of our most memorable and unmissable recordings to date.

Podcast Guest: Tim Winton 

Tim Winton is arguably Australia’s best storyteller. His most known books are The Riders, Breath, Cloudstreet, Eyrie, Dirt Music and The Boy Behind the Curtain.

Many of his novels deal with issues of Australian identity, landscape, and place.

He’s written twelve novels, the latest is The Shepherd’s Hut, which explores issues of toxic masculinity. He’s also written five short story collections, and a number of non-fiction titles, including The Boy Behind the Curtain, which just recently won the non-fiction category of the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. He has won the Miles Franklin four times. He was twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize: in 1995 for The Riders and 2001 for Dirt MusicBreath is being made into a movie, and Cloudstreet was a TV mini-series. His children books such as Lockie Leonard have been loved all around Australia.


Duration: 33 mins

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      Publisher details

      The Shepherd's Hut
      Author
      Tim Winton
      Publisher
      Penguin
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      12 March, 2018

      Synopsis

      A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one’s ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for.In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.The Shepherd’s Hut is a searing look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and brutal world.
      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

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      1. Narelle Elks says:

        All good