The Boy Behind The Curtain

The Boy Behind The Curtain

by Tim Winton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/08/2017

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**Winner of the 2018 Adelaide Festival Award for Non-Fiction**

This highly acclaimed collection of memoirs is Winton’s most intimate and revealing work yet.

Along with Island Home and Land’s Edge (both also first published in paperback in 2017), it forms the remarkable culmination of Winton’s autobiographical trilogy, showing our finest novelist also to be one of our finest writers of non-fiction.

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.

ISBN:
9780143785996
9780143785996
Category:
True stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-08-2017
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
196x130x26mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published over 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.

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