As Albert Gondiwindi’s family gathers to mourn his death, his returning granddaughter August is forced to confront past trauma, both personal and colonial. But she also discovers her Poppy’s last big project, the chronicling of his life through the language of his people, the Wiradjuri. Tara June Winch burst on the literary scene with her dazzling debut, Swallow the Air. Her stunning new novel, The Yield – sad and angry, wise and uplifting – documents both the power of Indigenous language, and, uniquely, the language itself.
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Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author, born in Australia and based in France. Her first novel, Swallow the Air, was critically acclaimed and won numerous literary awards. In 2008, Tara was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Her second book, the story collection After the Carnage, was shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s and the Queensland Literary Awards for Fiction. Her second novel, The Yield, was published in 2019.
Angela Savage is an award-winning Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing and currently works as Director of Writers Victoria.