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Literature: Minimum of Two

About the book

                            In this collection of stories, the characters are ordinary people who battle to maintain loyalty against all odds; women, children and men whose relationships strain under pressure and leave them bewildered, hoping, sometimes fleeing, but often finding strength in forgotten parts of themselves.

Themes to Explore

Themes to explore:

  • Modern masculinity
  • Relationships and family
  • Growing up in small-town Australia
  • Experience of loss 
  • Longing and anxiety
  • The sea

Modern masculinity and toxic masculinity:

About the author

                            Tim Winton is one of Australia’s most esteemed novelists. He has published 28 books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into 28 languages. We’re thrilled that he is joining us for the City of Literature programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May, for a conversation about his latest book The Boy Behind the Curtain with award-winning Anglo-Australian writer Evie Wyld. For those who aren’t already familiar with his work and the fantastic scope of his career, our Communications Intern Laura Jamieson provides you with her five favourite facts to get you started. More

Information from The National Centre for Writing

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"Tim Winton" and Masculinity


"Tim Winton" and relationships

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