Tim Winton (author + climate activist) is a four-time winner of Australia’s most prominent literary award, the Miles Franklin, several of his books (Cloudstreet, Breath, Blueback) have been turned into movies, he has an Australian fish named after him(!), and he has been declared a “living treasure” by the National Trust. Notoriously private,
Tim now only emerges to do press to speak out on big issues – toxic masculinity, fossil fuel sponsorship of the arts (and the “nippers”) and saving Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef.
In this conversation we talk this wild idea: Is Australia’s colonial past and capitalist fixation holding us all back from being adults?
Ningaloo Nyinggulu is screening on ABC iView in Australia and as Ningaloo Nyinggulu: Australia’s Ocean Wonder on Now TV for Sky Nature in the UK, Germany and Italy, and on Love Nature in Canada and 130 other countries.
Here’s the excerpt from the toxic masculinity speech Tim gave during the book tour of The Sheperd’s Hut.
Here's the speech he made at the Perth Writers Festival.
I mention getting involved in Save Our Marine Life
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