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y The Boy Behind the Curtain selected work   autobiography   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'The remarkable true stories in The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton’s imagination at work and play.

'A chronicler of sudden turnings, brutal revelations and tender sideswipes, Tim Winton has always been in the business of trouble. In his novels chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. But as these extraordinarily powerful memoirs show, the abrupt and the headlong are old familiars to the author himself, for in many ways his has been a life shaped by havoc.

'In The Boy Behind the Curtain Winton reflects on the accidents, traumatic and serendipitous, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. On the unexpected links between car crashes and religious faith, between surfing and writing, and how going to the wrong movie at the age of eight opened him up to a life of the imagination. And in essays on class, fundamentalism, asylum seekers, guns and the natural world he reveals not only the incidents and concerns that have made him the much-loved writer he is, but some of what unites the life and the work.

'By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton’s most personal book to date, an insight into the man who’s held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 October 2016
      ISBN: 9781926428765
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Picador , 2017 .
      6742241667407892750.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 5 April 2017
      ISBN: 9781509816941

Works about this Work

Turning Reflective, Winton Pulls Curtain Aside to Reveal His Gun Obsession Stephen Romei , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 2)
Personal Detour Stephen Romei (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 16)
Opening the Book on a Writer's Backstories Malcolm Knox , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Opening the Door on a Writer's Inspiration Malcolm Knox , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Winton Revealed William Yeoman , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 11 October 2016; (p. 1, 10)
'The author tells William Yeoman non-fiction is not his forte but his new collection of essays shows otherwise.'
Skin to Skin Ashley Hay , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Tim Winton on Class and Neoliberalism : 'We're Not Citizens but Economic Players' Stephanie Honor Convery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 October 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Bookmark This : From Fielding to Feminism – October's Literary Highlights Stephanie Honor Convery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 October 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay ; Goodwood Holly Throsby 2016 single work novel
Faith and Humanism behind Tim Winton's Curtain Tim Kroenert , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 October vol. 26 no. 21 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Opening the Book on a Writer's Backstories Malcolm Knox , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Opening the Door on a Writer's Inspiration Malcolm Knox , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Skin to Skin Ashley Hay , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Tim Winton on Class and Neoliberalism : 'We're Not Citizens but Economic Players' Stephanie Honor Convery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 October 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Bookmark This : From Fielding to Feminism – October's Literary Highlights Stephanie Honor Convery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 October 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay ; Goodwood Holly Throsby 2016 single work novel
Faith and Humanism behind Tim Winton's Curtain Tim Kroenert , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 23 October vol. 26 no. 21 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton 2016 selected work autobiography essay
Turning Reflective, Winton Pulls Curtain Aside to Reveal His Gun Obsession Stephen Romei , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 2)
Personal Detour Stephen Romei (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 16)
Winton Revealed William Yeoman , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 11 October 2016; (p. 1, 10)
'The author tells William Yeoman non-fiction is not his forte but his new collection of essays shows otherwise.'
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