Island Home

Island Home

By  Tim Winton

‘This country leans in on you. Like family. To my way of thinking, it is family.’

The natural world, in Tim Winton’s novels, is as much a living presence as any character, and what is true of his work is true of his life. From boyhood, his relationship with sea, scrub and swamp has been as vital as blood relations. The country has seeped into him, with its rhythms, its dangers, its strange sustenance.

This is the story of how that relationship came to be, and also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. Much more so than any political idea, the physical entity of Australia defines us, in ways we too often forget. Wise, rhapsodic, exalted, Island Home is a beautiful, evocative, sometimes provocative, investigation of how the land makes us who we are.

Format & Editions

Paperback

9780143574095

May 15, 2017

Penguin (AU Adult)

RRP $24.99

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Hardback

9781926428741

September 23, 2015

Hamish Hamilton (AU Adult)

RRP $39.99

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EBook

9781760142230

September 23, 2015

Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

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Awards & Recognition

2016

Fellowship of Australian Writers Awards

2016

NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Shortlisted

2016

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Shortlisted

2016

Australian Book Industry Awards

Winner

2016

Queensland Literary Award

Shortlisted

2016

Indie Award

Longlisted

2015

Colin Roderick Award

Shortlisted