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Tim Winton

Tim Winton has published twenty books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-two languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award three times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, and Dirt Music) and twice been short-listed for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). His latest novel is Breath (FSG, 2008). He lives in Western Australia.

Repatriation: Travels Through a Recovering Landscape

In the great sickle-shaped hinterland of the Western Australian wheatbelt, trees have been exterminated. Like embroidered motifs at the hem of a bleached and threadbare rug, a few lonely specimens mark the corners of paddocks. Now and then you’ll encounter a remnant…