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y In the Winter Dark single work   novel   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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'Night falls. In a lonely valley called the Sink, four people prepare for a quiet evening. Then in his orchard, Murray Jaccob sees a moving shadow. Acorss the swamp, his neighbour Ronnie watches her lover leave and feels her baby roll inside her. And on the verandah of the Stubbses’ house, a small dog is torn screaming from its leash by something unseen. Nothing will ever be the same again. ' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y In the Winter Dark James Bogle , Peter Rasmussen , Australia : Goalpost Pictures , 1998 Z1866949 1998 single work film/TV horror

In an isolated valley, four unrelated people, each with their own loneliness and uncertainties, are brought together when a mysterious creature begins killing local livestock.

Based on Tim Winton's novel, this film was low budget but highly regarded by critics.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Earlier version of this story appears in part in Antipodes
Notes:
Adapted for the 1998 film 'In the Winter Dark' directed by James Bogle. Adaptation by Rosemary Blight and Peter Rassmussen
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1988 .
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      Reprinted: 1989 , 1990
  • Appears in:
    y The Collected Shorter Novels of Tim Winton Tim Winton , London : Picador , 1995 Z1487345 1995 selected work novel London : Picador , 1995 pg. [183]-340
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1996 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 132p.
      Reprinted: 1998
      ISBN: 0140256474
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Picador , 2003 .
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      Extent: 109p.
      ISBN: 0330412590
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2010 .
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      Extent: 168p.
      ISBN: 9780143204718
Alternative title: In het holst van de winter
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Amber , 1991 .
      Extent: 124p.

Works about this Work

‘Over the Cliff and into the Water’ : Love, Death and Confession in Tim Winton’s Fiction Hannah Schuerholz , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 96-121)

'Tim Winton's female characters show a strong tendency towards self-threatening behaviors, transience and ferocity. This is evident in the violent deaths of Jewel in An Open Swimmer, Maureen in Shallows, Ida's murder in In the Winter Dark [...], Tegwyn's self-harm in That Eye, the Sky, Dolly's alcoholism in Cloudstreet, Eva Sanderson's Hutchence-lookalike death in Breath and, obviously, the ephemerality of mothers in Dirt Music...' (96)

Shadow of the Dead : Stories of Transience in Tim Winton's Fiction Hannah Schuerholz , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 57 no. 1 2012; (p. 164-181)

Explores Tim Winton's treatment of female characters in his fiction and their linkage with images of transience and death.

Book Review – In The Winter Dark by Tim Winton Joanne Peulen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2012;

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
The Haunting of History and the Feral Self in Tim Winton's In the Winter Dark M. Pilar Baines Alarcos , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies , Spring vol. 17 no. 1 2011; (p. 71-84)
Aboriginal Gothic Katrin Althans , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Darkness Subverted : Aboriginal Gothic in Black Australian Literature and Film 2010; (p. 11-29)
In this essay, Althans ‘treats the Gothic as being a mode which continues to endow genres with a certain set of menacing stock elements and unstable characteristics of which the interrogation of boundaries, binaries, and identity are particularly useful in an Aboriginal Australian context’. (p.11-12)
Tim Winton's Take on the Weird : In the Winter Dark as Cross-Genre Fiction Phillip A Ellis , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 1 2008; (p. 105-112)
Ellis argues that Winton's novel is a mixture of weird and literary fiction.
y Tim Winton : The Writer and His Work Michael McGirr , South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 1999 Z1022919 1999 single work criticism Aimed principally at younger readers and students, this work contains biographical information about Winton which situates him in a Western Australian context and has chapters dealing with each of Winton's novels to date. Each chapter concludes with a section 'Questions and Activities'.
In the Presence of Film Stefan Kussy , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Muse , November no. 179 1998; (p. 6)
Travels with Winton into the Cinematic Spotlight Rosemary Sorensen , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 September 1998; (p. 7)
Tim Winton : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 187-200)
Definition and Exchange: Australian Fiction 1988-90 Brian Edwards , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 165-173)
Uneasy Memories Afflict Winton's Narrator... Wendy Goulston , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 5 no. 1 1991; (p. 68)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Diverse Voices Reba Gostand , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 9 no. 1 1990; (p. 58-60)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley 1989 single work novel ; The Fortunes of Mary Fortune Mary Fortune 1989 selected work autobiography prose ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder Paul Salzman 1989 selected work criticism ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel ; City to City Laurie Clancy 1989 selected work short story ; Flawless Jade Barbara Hanrahan 1989 single work novel ; Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Escapist Tales and Some Sinister Lives Herb Hild , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 January 1990; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Untitled Barry Hill , 1989 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 34 1989; (p. 190-191)
Dark Interludes Alex Rombouts , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Phoenix Review , Spring no. 4 1989; (p. 111-115)

— Review of Blue Angels Ian Moffitt 1987 single work novel ; Stopping Over Ian Kennedy Williams 1988 single work novel ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Going Down the Sink Helen Harris , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9-15 June no. 4497 1989; (p. 634)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane 1988 single work novel ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
In the Winter Dark 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Autumn. no. 34 1989; (p. 29)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Dark Secrets, Dire Results Marion Halligan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 November 1989; (p. B5)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Fear and Loathing in Rural Darkness Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 December 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel ; Riding the Elephant Nancy Keesing 1988 single work autobiography
Plumbing the Depths of Darkness Sue Hosking , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1987-1988; (p. 68-71)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel ; The Well Elizabeth Jolley 1986 single work novel
Diverse Voices Reba Gostand , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 9 no. 1 1990; (p. 58-60)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley 1989 single work novel ; The Fortunes of Mary Fortune Mary Fortune 1989 selected work autobiography prose ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder Paul Salzman 1989 selected work criticism ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel ; City to City Laurie Clancy 1989 selected work short story ; Flawless Jade Barbara Hanrahan 1989 single work novel ; Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Untitled Stephen Knight , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 December 1988; (p. 42)

— Review of The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender Marele Day 1988 single work novel ; A Chelsea Girl Barbara Hanrahan 1988 single work novel ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Dark Interludes Alex Rombouts , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Phoenix Review , Spring no. 4 1989; (p. 111-115)

— Review of Blue Angels Ian Moffitt 1987 single work novel ; Stopping Over Ian Kennedy Williams 1988 single work novel ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Going Down the Sink Helen Harris , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 9-15 June no. 4497 1989; (p. 634)

— Review of Inland Gerald Murnane 1988 single work novel ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Winton in the Bush Peter Pierce , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 July vol. 110 no. 5627 1988; (p. 110-11)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Problematic Virile Writing Cath Kenneally , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 53 1988; (p. 28)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Wait a Minute, Tim A. P. Riemer , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 1988; (p. 77)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Not for the Morally Faint-Hearted Delys Bird , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 102 1988; (p. 27-28)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Winton's Good Succumbs Wholly to the Fright Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 9 July 1988; (p. 8)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Untitled Peter Magee , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Redoubt , September no. 3 1988; (p. 76-)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
In the Winter Dark 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Studio : A Journal of Christians Writing , Autumn. no. 34 1989; (p. 29)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Dark Secrets, Dire Results Marion Halligan , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 November 1989; (p. B5)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Fear and Loathing in Rural Darkness Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 December 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel ; Riding the Elephant Nancy Keesing 1988 single work autobiography
Untitled Delys Bird , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 282)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Suspense and a Touch of Panic from Winton Robin Lucas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 December 1989; (p. 38)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel ; Mirrors : Redress Novellas 1989 anthology short story
Escapist Tales and Some Sinister Lives Herb Hild , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 January 1990; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Uneasy Memories Afflict Winton's Narrator... Wendy Goulston , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 5 no. 1 1991; (p. 68)

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
Book Review – In The Winter Dark by Tim Winton Joanne Peulen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2012;

— Review of In the Winter Dark Tim Winton 1988 single work novel
y Tim Winton : The Writer and His Work Michael McGirr , South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 1999 Z1022919 1999 single work criticism Aimed principally at younger readers and students, this work contains biographical information about Winton which situates him in a Western Australian context and has chapters dealing with each of Winton's novels to date. Each chapter concludes with a section 'Questions and Activities'.
Tim Winton's Take on the Weird : In the Winter Dark as Cross-Genre Fiction Phillip A Ellis , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 1 2008; (p. 105-112)
Ellis argues that Winton's novel is a mixture of weird and literary fiction.
Shadow of the Dead : Stories of Transience in Tim Winton's Fiction Hannah Schuerholz , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 57 no. 1 2012; (p. 164-181)

Explores Tim Winton's treatment of female characters in his fiction and their linkage with images of transience and death.

The Haunting of History and the Feral Self in Tim Winton's In the Winter Dark M. Pilar Baines Alarcos , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies , Spring vol. 17 no. 1 2011; (p. 71-84)
Aboriginal Gothic Katrin Althans , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Darkness Subverted : Aboriginal Gothic in Black Australian Literature and Film 2010; (p. 11-29)
In this essay, Althans ‘treats the Gothic as being a mode which continues to endow genres with a certain set of menacing stock elements and unstable characteristics of which the interrogation of boundaries, binaries, and identity are particularly useful in an Aboriginal Australian context’. (p.11-12)
In the Presence of Film Stefan Kussy , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: Muse , November no. 179 1998; (p. 6)
Age Barrier 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 26 November, 1988; (p. 10)
Tim Winton : Interview Daniel R. Willbanks (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Speaking Volumes : Australian Writers and Their Work 1992; (p. 187-200)
Untitled Barry Hill , 1989 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 34 1989; (p. 190-191)
Definition and Exchange: Australian Fiction 1988-90 Brian Edwards , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 165-173)
Travels with Winton into the Cinematic Spotlight Rosemary Sorensen , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 September 1998; (p. 7)
‘Over the Cliff and into the Water’ : Love, Death and Confession in Tim Winton’s Fiction Hannah Schuerholz , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Tim Winton : Critical Essays 2014; (p. 96-121)

'Tim Winton's female characters show a strong tendency towards self-threatening behaviors, transience and ferocity. This is evident in the violent deaths of Jewel in An Open Swimmer, Maureen in Shallows, Ida's murder in In the Winter Dark [...], Tegwyn's self-harm in That Eye, the Sky, Dolly's alcoholism in Cloudstreet, Eva Sanderson's Hutchence-lookalike death in Breath and, obviously, the ephemerality of mothers in Dirt Music...' (96)

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