Tim Winton: Juice

15 October 2024


An epic novel of determination, survival, and the limits of the human spirit. This is Tim Winton as you’ve never read him before.

Two fugitives, a man and a child, drive all night across a stony desert. As dawn breaks, they roll into an abandoned mine site. From the vehicle they survey a forsaken place – middens of twisted iron, rusty wire, piles of sun-baked trash. They’re exhausted, traumatised, desperate now. But as a refuge, this is the most promising place they’ve seen. The child peers at the field of desolation. The man thinks to himself, this could work.

Problem is, they’re not alone.

So begins a searing, propulsive journey through a life whose central challenge is not simply a matter of survival, but of how to maintain human decency as everyone around you falls ever further into barbarism.

Join Tim Winton for an unmissable evening at Brisbane City Hall. Books will be available for purchase on the night courtesy of Avid Reader.

And that's a wrap!

Thanks to our readers, writers and loyal Festival Friends for another record-breaking Brisbane Writers Festival. This year we've seen graph-busting numbers with more ticket sales than any BWF on record. Thank you to our appearing artists, our partners, our staff and volunteers, and of course, you.

While it’s a wrap on the four-day Festival extravaganza, 2024 is not over yet. Stay tuned for more blockbuster literary events, including some exciting announcements about more 2024 events coming very soon. Over and out!

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