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Tim Winton has published over twenty books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into many different 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). Active in the environmental movement, he is the Patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. He lives in Western Australia.

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Winton's writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics. * Sunday Telegraph *
His elegiac novels are uplifting and cathartic dissections of fractured men and women. * Independent *
Winton has a fine ear for both intimate and monumental scales of drama. * Evening Standard *

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