TIM WINTON ’s literary reputation was established early when his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the 1981 Australian Vogel Award; his second novel Shallows won the Miles Franklin Award in 1984; and his third book, Scission, a collection of short stories, won the West Australian Council Literary Award in 1985. He has had countless literary successes, but perhaps it is his fifth novel, Cloudstreet, that he is best known for. It is the story of two working-class families rebuilding their lives, and was a huge literary and commercial success. It has been a bestseller since its publication in 1991 and was recently voted the most popular Australian novel by the Australian Society of Authors. Cloudstreet was adapted for the stage by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo, and published by Currency Press. It played to sell-out houses around Australia and in Zurich, London and Dublin in 1999. It toured internationally again in 2001, playing in London, New York and Washington.
|RISING WATER by Tim Winton|