(An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that...)
An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that can exist between father and daughter, The Riders is a gorgeously wrought novel from the award-winning author Tim Winton.
Tim Winton attended Curtin University, Perth.
Mr. Winton has written several novels, film scripts, short stories, and books for children. Whilst at Curtin University, Tim Winton wrote his first novel, An Open Swimmer, launching his writing career. Shallows was the first of his novels to find its way into American bookstores, appearing in 1984. It wasn't until Cloudstreet was published in 1991, however, that his writing career was properly established. He has continued to publish fiction, plays and non-fiction material. He was a contributor to books, including "My Father’s Axe", The Oxford Book of Australian Short Stories and also the author of film scripts.
(An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that...)1994
Mr. Winton is actively involved in the Australian environmental movement. He is a patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and is involved in many of their campaigns, notably their work in raising awareness about sustainable seafood consumption.
Quotations: "I never had a desire for a public life, never expected to be read by more than a couple of thousand people, and when you get the mass audience I seem to have stumbled upon, the public exposure is very disconcerting... There's an uneasy encounter between art and commerce which I don't know personally how to resolve... writing is... something I do for myself and because I can... magic moments when it's happening, when you finally get pen to paper, you exist only in that present tense - you don't have an age, a heartbeat, you're just in this squeezed-down narrow focus which is timeless."
Tim Winton is married and he is a father of three children.