Shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize

The Yield – Tara June Winch

Fiction · Penguin Random House

The Yield

About the book

“The reader experiences an intricate layering of time through narrative explored in Language.”

– 2020 Stella Prize Judges

Tara June Winch

About the author


Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author, born in Australia in 1983 and based in France. Her first novel, Swallow the Air was critically acclaimed. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, and has won numerous literary awards for Swallow the Air. A 10th Anniversary edition was published in 2016.

In 2008, Tara was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Her second book, the story collection After the Carnage was published in 2016. After the Carnage was longlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Christina Stead prize for Fiction and the Queensland Literary Award for a collection. She wrote the Indigenous dance documentary, Carriberrie, which screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and is touring internationally.

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Reviews 

“Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch is not afraid to play with the form and shape of fiction … Admirers of Kim Scott’s Taboo and Melissa Lucashenko’s Too Much Lip will enjoy Winch’s Aboriginal realism.” Ellen van Neerven, Australian Book Review.

“For all its sorrow, this is a big hearted, hopeful book. More hopeful, maybe, than we deserve.” Miles Allinson, Readings.

Links

Read ‘I had to be manic’: Tara June Winch on her unmissable new novel – and surviving Andrew Bolt by Sian Cain in The Guardian.

Read a short interview with Tara June Winch for a favourite line of her book The Yield.

Judges’ report


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