Book Club 'The Boy Behind the Curtain'

Starting on 28 March 2017 11:30:00
We will meet on Tuesday 28 March to discuss 'The Boy Behind the Curtain' by Tim Winton.
This is a collection of true stories that reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton’s imagination at work and play. In his novels chaos waits in the wings and ordinary people are ambushed by events and emotions beyond their control. But as these extraordinarily powerful memoirs show, the abrupt and the headlong are old familiars to the author himself, for in many ways his has been a life shaped by havoc.

Here, Winton reflects on the accidents, traumatic and serendipitous, that have influenced his view of life and fuelled his distinctive artistic vision. On the unexpected links between car crashes and religious faith, between surfing and writing, and how going to the wrong movie at the age of eight opened him up to a life of the imagination. And in essays on class, fundamentalism, asylum seekers, guns and the natural world he reveals not only the incidents and concerns that have made him the much-loved writer he is, but some of what unites the life and the work.

Event details
Date: Tuesday 28 March
Time: 11.30am-1pm  
Cost: Members and their guests $7 pp, includes coffee, tea and biscuits.  
NB This event is open only to RSYS Members and their guests.