Tim Winton

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Birthday
4, 1960
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
4, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Known for his Man Booker Prize-nominated novels Dirt Music and The Riders, this acclaimed Australian writer also penned several children's books, including The Bugalugs Bum Thief and the Lockie Leonard series.

Before Fame

His debut novel, An Open Swimmer, was published while he was a student at the Curtin University of Technology. The book was awarded The Australian's 1981 Vogel Literary Award.

Trivia

He created The Tim Winton Young Writers Award to encourage children in Perth, Australia, to write short stories.

Family Life

A native of Western Australia, he lived in France, Greece, Italy, and Ireland before settling in his home country with his wife and children.

Associated With

His Australian literary contemporary, Felice Arena, also penned popular children's books.