Tim (Timothy John) Winton (born 4 August 1960) is an Australian writer of novels, children's books, non-fiction books, and short stories. In 2007 he was named a Living Treasure by the National Trust and has won numerous literary awards. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times.

Tim Winton was born in Karrinyup, Western Australia . [1] He moved with his family at age of 12 to the regional city of Albany . [2]

Winton has been named a Living Treasure by the National Trust [3] and awarded the Centenary Medal for service to literature and the community. [4] He is patron of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers sponsored by the City of Subiaco , Western Australia. [5]

Cloudstreet is Australian writer Tim Winton ’s fifth novel, published in 1991. Winton wrote the novel in longhand, much of it inside a cafe in Paris. One day he was traveling by bus with his wife and small child and the handwritten manuscript, typed copy and carbon copy—the only three copies of Cloudstreet in existence in the world at the time—all got left behind inside one a forgotten or overlooked bag. The only thing standing behind devastation and a future that could not possibly have ended much differently was a last minute tap on the shoulder by another passenger asking if the forgotten bag was, indeed, his.

The metaphorical impact is further strengthened by the literal backdrop of actual historical events which impacts the choices of characters trying to establish identity through free will within a world of randomness ranging from JFK’s fateful trip to Dallas to the presence of real life Aussie serial killer Eric Cooke, known to locals as the Nedlands Monster.

Cloudstreet earned Winton the second of what is so far four Miles Franklin Awards, the Australian equivalent of American’s Pulitzer Prize. Over the course of the first two decades of the 21st century, Cloudstreet has nabbed the top spot on a numerous critics’ lists and readers’ polls of the greatest Australian novel ever written. Such popularity helps to explain how it has been successfully adapted into a radio drama, a TV miniseries, a stage play and, most recently, an opera.

Tim (Timothy John) Winton (born 4 August 1960) is an Australian writer of novels, children's books, non-fiction books, and short stories. In 2007 he was named a Living Treasure by the National Trust and has won numerous literary awards. He has won the Miles Franklin Award four times.

Tim Winton was born in Karrinyup, Western Australia . [1] He moved with his family at age of 12 to the regional city of Albany . [2]

Winton has been named a Living Treasure by the National Trust [3] and awarded the Centenary Medal for service to literature and the community. [4] He is patron of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers sponsored by the City of Subiaco , Western Australia. [5]

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