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Fall Virtual - Writer in Residence

Tara June Winch - Writer in Residence

Fall Virtual - Writer in Residence

This Fall the Embassy is delighted to be collaborating with the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University to host a virtual residence with award-winning Indigenous Australian author Tara June Winch.
The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center hosts established and emerging international writers for residency programs at George Mason University. These visiting writers continue to develop their creative work—whether their focus is nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama or journalism—teach classes, and take part in special events that broaden our knowledge and insight into international literature. This program seeks to connect and strengthen the bonds between the Washington, D.C. and international literary communities.

Tara June Winch is an Indigenous Australian writer based in France. Tara is currently promoting her new novel The Yield which has been awarded the 2020 Miles Franklin Award and three NSW Premier's Literary Awards. 

Told in three masterfully woven narratives, The Yield is a celebration of language and an exploration of what makes a place “home”. A story of a people and a culture dispossessed, it is also a joyful reminder of what once was and what endures – a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling, and identity, that offers hope for the future.

The Yield is available to purchase online in the US via Harper Collins.

“The Yield sings up language, soil, home, blood – all the important stuff” - Paul Kelly

Virtual Events

Monday 26 October 4.30pm EDT
"Dispossession and Discovery: Aboriginal Novelist Tara June Winch", Tara will be in conversation with Jacki Lynden, author and NPR correspondent and host. Presented by Fall for the Book Festival.
Watch the re-play:
Thursday 8 October: 4.00pm - 5.00pm EDT
Tara was in conversation with Cheuse Center director Matthew Davis. Presented by Solid State Books.
Replay here.