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'In The Fiction of Tim Winton, Lyn McCredden explores the eleven novels and four short story collections of an author whose works span the literary and popular divide. Throughout this work, McCredden shows Winton to be a writer of fearless and intelligent fiction, tackling themes such as belonging, gender, and redemption, all while sustaining a strong mainstream following.

Winton’s work spans many genres, ranging from children’s literature to theatrical plays to a suite of highly influential literary novels. Among many other awards, Winton has won the Miles Franklin Award a record four times, with Shallows in 1984, Cloudstreet in 1992, Dirt Music in 2002, and Breath in 2009. Dirt Music was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize in the same year, with his novel The Riders shortlisted for the 1995 Booker Prize. Along with a host of other literary prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1995 and both the New South Wales Premier’s and Queensland Premier’s Awards for The Turning, Winton is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular writers; his novel Cloudstreet has regularly been voted Australia’s Favourite Book by the ABC and the Australian Society of Authors. Cloudstreet has also achieved international success, and a theatrical adaption has toured the world to critical acclaim and adulation.' (Publication summary)

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Moral Panics and Masculinities : Queering Australian YA Jonno Revanche , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , April 2018;

'For a generation of boys, the youth lit canon often centralised visceral physicality over true intimacy and vulnerability. But for today’s young queer readers grappling with questions of gender and desire, a new canon is emerging that captures more nuanced and diverse ways to come of age.' (Introduction)

Review of The Fiction of Tim Winton : Earthed and Sacred, by Lyn McCredden Nathan Hollier , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , February vol. 33 no. 1 2018;

— Review of The Fiction of Tim Winton : Earthed and Sacred Lyn McCredden , 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'Creative writers and artists have important things to say to us not only as individuals but as a society. These writers and artists themselves are not best placed to explicate and discuss what these things are. There is a real need for knowledgeable, sophisticated, popularising literary criticism. A discipline wholly disconnected from the public discourses of the society it is part of and that helps to sustain it, is a short-sighted and vulnerable one.' (Introduction)

Sophisticated Survey Leaves Things Unsaid Jay Daniel Thompson , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1 April 2017; (p. 19)
'Tim Winton is impossible to categorise. As literary scholar Lyn McCredden puts it, he’s ‘‘a robust, ponytailed figure, a surfie, fisherman and ordinary bloke who also happens to be a multi-award-winning author’’. His work has been critically acclaimed, but he hasn’t attended a literary awards ceremony since winning The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for An Open Swimmer in 1982.' (Introduction)
'The Fiction of Tim Winton : Earthed and Sacred' by Lyn McCredden Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 392 2017;
'Tim Winton is embarrassing to Australian literary critics. It is not that it is impossible to form adequate literary judgements about the nature of his work. It is simply that any judgements one might form seem so totally irrelevant. Winton’s work makes plain a certain disconnect between the interests and imperatives of Australian literary criticism and those of the reading public who buy each of his titles in their hundreds of thousands.' (Introduction)
Review of The Fiction of Tim Winton : Earthed and Sacred, by Lyn McCredden Nathan Hollier , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , February vol. 33 no. 1 2018;

— Review of The Fiction of Tim Winton : Earthed and Sacred Lyn McCredden , 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'Creative writers and artists have important things to say to us not only as individuals but as a society. These writers and artists themselves are not best placed to explicate and discuss what these things are. There is a real need for knowledgeable, sophisticated, popularising literary criticism. A discipline wholly disconnected from the public discourses of the society it is part of and that helps to sustain it, is a short-sighted and vulnerable one.' (Introduction)

'The Fiction of Tim Winton : Earthed and Sacred' by Lyn McCredden Tony Hughes-d'Aeth , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 392 2017;
'Tim Winton is embarrassing to Australian literary critics. It is not that it is impossible to form adequate literary judgements about the nature of his work. It is simply that any judgements one might form seem so totally irrelevant. Winton’s work makes plain a certain disconnect between the interests and imperatives of Australian literary criticism and those of the reading public who buy each of his titles in their hundreds of thousands.' (Introduction)
Sophisticated Survey Leaves Things Unsaid Jay Daniel Thompson , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1 April 2017; (p. 19)
'Tim Winton is impossible to categorise. As literary scholar Lyn McCredden puts it, he’s ‘‘a robust, ponytailed figure, a surfie, fisherman and ordinary bloke who also happens to be a multi-award-winning author’’. His work has been critically acclaimed, but he hasn’t attended a literary awards ceremony since winning The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for An Open Swimmer in 1982.' (Introduction)
Moral Panics and Masculinities : Queering Australian YA Jonno Revanche , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , April 2018;

'For a generation of boys, the youth lit canon often centralised visceral physicality over true intimacy and vulnerability. But for today’s young queer readers grappling with questions of gender and desire, a new canon is emerging that captures more nuanced and diverse ways to come of age.' (Introduction)

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