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Tim Winton

Tim Winton is widely considered one of the greatest living Australian writers. He has published numerous books, 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.