Tara June Winch (b. December 2, 1983) is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. Her novel Swallow the Air was published in 2006 and in 2008, she was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. The award-winning novel has been on the HSC syllabus for Standard and Advanced English since 2009 and a tenth-anniversary edition was published in 2016. The short-story collection After the Carnage was published in August 2016. In 2018 she wrote the script for the Indigenous dance and song documentary Carriberrie. Her forthcoming novel The Yield is out in July, 2019 with Penguin Random House.