Acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton is coming to the Tramsheds in Launceston on Saturday March 24 at 4:30pm.

This event is proudly presented by the Tamar Valley Writers Festival and will be Winton’s only appearance in Tasmania, delivering a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity.

The hour-long exclusive event will feature a specially commissioned soundscape, and stunning photographic interludes, as Winton explores the declarations and fraught silences that mark the journey to adulthood for so many young men.

Tickets are available via the Tamar Valley Writers Festival – but be quick as places are limited!

A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.

Jaxie dreads going home. His mum’s dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. But no one’s ever told Jaxie Clackton to be careful what he wishes for. In one terrible moment his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. There’s just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her he’ll have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt. The Shepherd’s Hut is a searing look at what it takes to keep love and hope alive in a parched and brutal world.

Publication Date 12.03.18
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Tim Winton is the most widely recognised Australian literary novelist of his generation. Author of 29 books and translated into 28 languages, he has won the Miles Franklin a record four times and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Most of his novels have been adapted for stage and screen, and the movie version of his number one bestseller Breath, directed by Simon Baker, will be released in 2018.

Listed as a Living Treasure by the National Trust, Tim has long been active in the environmental and social justice spaces. He is the patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society, the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers, Street Library Australia, Protect Ningaloo, 12 Buckets, Jubilee Australia and the South-West Metropolitan Partnership Forum. He lives in Western Australia.

This is a ticketed event.

Tickets are available via the Tamar Valley Writers Festival – but be quick as places are limited!