He’s been writing about coastal life for over 40 years, but instead of publishing a new novel, the four-time Miles Franklin winner has delivered a three-part natural history series for television. What makes an artist step so far outside his lane at this stage of his career? How does a novelist reconcile a lifelong defence of ‘useless beauty’ with the urgent need for action? A reflection on writing in the throes of a climate emergency and extinction crisis.
This event is fitted with assistive listening systems.
Tim Winton (Australian)