Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is equally a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.
The judges of the award said, 'Through three linked narratives, The Yield charts intergenerational trauma and explores the effects of colonisation on an individual’s culture, rights and sense of self. Winch’s weaving together of different voices culminates in a book rich with language and a strong message about the intersection between history and the present.'
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.
The winners will be announced on 30 January 2020 in Melbourne.
Congratulations to Tara for her nomination, which falls within the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Read an extract from The Yield here.