Tim Winton: the island seen and felt

Some thoughts about landscape

Published 13 December 2013

Author Tim Winton explores his belief that ‘Australia the place is constantly overshadowed by Australia the national idea.‘

  • Twice nominated for the Booker Prize, and four-time winner of Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award, Tim Winton is the author of over 25 books, plays and short story collections.

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  • Undoubtedly the nation and its projects have shaped my education and my prospects, but the degree to which geography, distance and weather have moulded my sensory palate, my imagination and expectations is substantial. Landscape has exerted a kind of force upon me that is every bit as geological as family.

    Tim Winton