Fremantle Stuff > authors > Tim Winton (1960- )
An Open Swimmer (1982)
That Eye, The Sky (1986)
In the Winter Dark (1988)
The Riders (1994)
Dirt Music (2001)
Lockie Leonard (1990-1997)
Eyrie (2013) - set partly in Johnston Court, Adelaide St, Fremantle
Land's Edge (1993) – with Trish Ainslie and Roger Garwood
Three of the novels have formed the basis of feature films: That Eye, The Sky (1986), In the Winter Dark (1988), and Breath (2008). Cloudstreet (1991) was made as a (very good) TV mini-series. The collection of short stories, The Turning (2005) was filmed and marketed as if it were a feature, but it isn't. Other works have been optioned, but the films not yet made. Dirt Music (2001) is the outstanding example, the rights having been bought by none other than Phil Noyce as early as 2002, but the film is still yet to be made. Lockie Leonard (1990-1997) is also a mini-series. Shallows (1984) was optioned by Impian Films, which has ceased to exist. Currently, The Riders (1994) seems to me to be the story I most enjoyed, and I hope to see that as a film before I die.
Tim Winton page at australiancinema.info.
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