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 was listed on the HSC syllabus for Standard and Advanced English from 2009-2020 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. Editions were published in the US/CA/UK (HarperVia, HarperCollins, 4th Estate) and translated into French (Actes Sud), Dutch (Mozaïek), German (Haymon Verlag), Polish (Czarne) and forthcoming in Mandarin.
She is currently working in film writing and on her fourth book, In the Event of my Death.
She is represented by RCW Agency.