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Tara June Winch is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist for her first novel Swallow the Air, which has been on the education and HSC syllabus since 2009. In the same year she was awarded the International Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award that saw her work under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Her latest book is After the Carnage, a collection of stories. Her forthcoming novel is The Yield, out early 2018.