The Shepherd's Hut
“I will never be able to unhear the voice of young Jaxie Clackton, plangent and profane, who is destined to become one of the greatest characters in Australian literature.” --Geraldine Brooks 'A page-turning heartbreaker' Emma Donoghue, author of Room 'Wonderful. Brutal, agonizing, tender' Sarah Winman, author of When God Was a Rabbit
Tim Winton has published twenty-eight books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). He lives in Western Australia.