Author(s): Tim Winton
In the 1980s Tim Winton made his mark with tough, spare stories about youth and promise, of early parenthood and the challenges of loyalty. Twenty years later, he returned to the form with The Turning, seventeen overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia. Here are turnings of all kinds – changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours – where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves. Much acclaimed both here and overseas, this tough, tender and elegiac collection is the biggestselling collection of stories from Australia in modern times and has now been made into a major motion film.
Winner of: The Christina Stead Award 2005 The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards – Best Fiction Book
Tim Winton has published twenty-one books for adults and children, which have been acclaimed both in Australian and abroad. He has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award four times, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice. He lives in Western Australia.