The forces of youth can shape or break a life. So how do writers capture that fleeting and enigmatic moment between childhood and adulthood? Tim Winton has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: for The Riders(1995) and Dirt Music (2002). His eagerly awaited new novel Breath is an intimate and elemental story of lost youth recollected. Julie Myerson's latest novel Out Of Breath is the story of a young girl who encounters a cast of runaway children. The youngest is one day old, the oldest 17; but the themes that lie at the novel's heart are as adult, unsettling and universal as you'd expect from this award-winning novelist.
Join these two highly acclaimed novelists as they navigate the turbulent waters of youth. (DeadGoodBooks)