Tara June Winch (b. December 2, 1983) is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. Her first novel Swallow the Air, (UQP) 2006 was critically acclaimed. In 2008, she was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. The 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, (UQP) was published in 2016 also to critical acclaim. In 2018 she wrote the script for the Indigenous dance documentary Carriberrie. Her current novel The Yield, (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin) was published in 2019 and won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award. In 2020 new editions were published in France (Actes Sud) and the US/CA/UK (HarperVia, HarperCollins). Additional editions are forthcoming in Dutch, Mandarin, German, and Polish.