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The Boy Behind The Curtain

Tim Winton


PUBLISHED: 14th August 2017
ISBN: 9780143785996
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PUBLISHED: 14th August 2017
ISBN: 9780143785996

Publisher Description

'Being a copper's son, I've always got one eye out for trouble. I can't help it. But I don't go looking for it anymore.' In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos shapes the lives of his characters. So too Winton's own life. The extraordinarily powerful true stories that make up The Boy Behind the Curtain take us behind the scenes, revealing the accidents, both serendipitous and traumatic, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton's most personal book to date, an insight into the man who's held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.

Author Biography

Tim Winton has published twenty-eight 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.

Product Details

Author
Tim Winton
Pages
320
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2017
ISBN-10
0143785990
ISBN-13
9780143785996
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-08-14
Country of Publication
Australia

Product Reviews

29 Mar, 2019
By Claire