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, is screening in Australian cinemas now.

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.