Tara June Winch’s The Yield is the profoundly moving story of a dispossessed people and culture. A powerful reclamation of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity, the novel celebrates what was and what endures. Drawing widespread acclaim, The Yield has been hailed a “groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia” by Richard Flanagan, while Paul Kelly describes it as a story that “sings up language, history, home [and] blood”. The award-winning Wiradjuri author joins Catherine Keenan AM to discuss her mesmerising second novel.

Tara June Winch (Australian)

Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is an Wiradjuri writer, born in Australia and based in France. She is the author of the story collection After the Carnage and the novels Swallow the Air, and most recently, The Yield. She was the literature recipient of the international Rolex Mentor and Protégé initiative, which saw her mentored by Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Catherine Keenan AM (Australian)

Catherine Keenan AM

Catherine Keenan AM is co-founder and executive director of the Story Factory, a not-for-profit that runs free creative writing and storytelling programs for marginalised young people aged 7 to 17. Prior to this, Catherine worked for a decade as an arts writer and literary editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. She is also the 2016 Australian of the Year Local Hero.