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 Music. Breath 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