Tara June Winch (b. December 2, 1983) is an Australian (Wiradjuri) writer based in France. She has written essay, short fiction and memoir for  VOGUE, VICE, McSweeneys (US), and various Australian publications including Overland, GoodWeekend Magazine, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, GriffithReview, Meanjin, Overland Journal. Her first novel, Swallow the Air was published in 2006 and has been on the HSC syllabus for Standard and Advanced English since 2009. Her short story collection After the Carnage was published in August 2016. Her forthcoming novel The Yield is out in 2018. 


  • NSW Premiers Award for New Writing
  • QLD Premiers David Unaipon Award
  • Nita May Dobbie Award for Women Writers
  • VIC Premiers Award for Indigenous Literature
  • International Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Award
  • Best Young Australian Novelists Award – SMH


  • QLD Premiers Steel Rudd Short StoryCollection
  • The Age Book of the Year
  • InStyle Woman of Style Award


  • Ambassador for Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • Former Board Member for the Australia Council for the Arts 2007 - 2010
  • Former intern at the United Nations Secretariat - 2010
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