Shortlist year: 
2016
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Penguin

About the book

Island home—book—Australian history—PMLA 2016

For over thirty years, Tim Winton has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. Island Home is the story of how that relationship with the Australian landscape came to be, and how it has determined his ideas, his writing and his life. It is also a passionate exhortation for all of us to feel the ground beneath our feet. A brilliant, moving insight into the life and art of one of our finest writers, and a compelling investigation into the way our country makes us who we are.