Being in the World: an interview with Tim Winton

Loydell, Rupert (2019) Being in the World: an interview with Tim Winton. Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research, 5. ISSN 2058-5535 (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

Tim Winton has published over twenty books for adults and children, and has been translated and published around the world. He has won the Australian/Vogel Award (for Open Swimmer (1982) in 1981), the Miles Franklin Award four times (Shallows (1984) in 1984; Cloudstreet (1991) in 1992; Dirt Music (2001) in 2002; Breath (2008) in 2009) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (The Riders (1995) in 1995; Dirt Music (2001) in 2002). He is an activist in the environmental movement and the patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. In this interview Winton discusses his approach to theme, motif, religion and mysticism, his writing practice and ideas of creativity, and discusses being a public writer as well as ideas of class, fame and gender, with reference to his many books, as well as his Guardian article on ‘toxic misogyny’ (Winton 2018b) and his most recent novel The Shepherd’s Hut (2018a).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, ecology, faith, fiction, grace, loss, love, masculinity, screenplay, violence.
ISSN: 2058-5535
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Geography & Environment > International
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Rupert
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 15:19
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2019 09:05
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3131

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