No. 22 – Most Popular Aussie Novels of All Time
by Clayton Wehner - December 3rd, 2010
At #22 – Dirt Music by Tim Winton
22.5% of all respondents have read this book
Synopsis for Dirt Music by Tim Winton
About Tim Winton (Books by Tim Winton…)
Timothy John Winton (born 4 August 1960), known as Tim Winton, is an Australian novelist and short story writer. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the regional city of Albany.
Whilst studying at Curtin University of Technology, Winton wrote his first novel, An Open Swimmer, which won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1981, launching his writing career. He has stated that he wrote “the best part of three books while at university”. His second book, Shallows, won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984. It wasn’t until Cloudstreet was published in 1991, however, that his writing career was properly established.
Winton has been named a Living Treasure by the National Trust and awarded the Centenary Medal for service to literature and the community. He is patron of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers sponsored by the City of Subiaco, Western Australia. He has lived in Italy, France, Ireland and Greece but currently lives in Fremantle, near Perth, Western Australia with his wife and three children.
The List so far…
#22 – Dirt Music by Tim Winton
#23 – Breath by Tim Winton