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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Yield
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'After a decade in Europe August Gondiwindi returns to Australia for the funeral of her much-loved grandfather, Albert, at Prosperous House, her only real home and also a place of great grief and devastation.

'Leading up to his death Poppy Gondiwindi has been compiling a dictionary of the language he was forbidden from speaking after being sent to Prosperous House as a child. Poppy was the family storyteller and August is desperate to find the precious book that he had spent his last energies compiling.

'The Yield also tells the story of Reverend Greenleaf, who recalls founding the first mission at Prosperous House and recording the language of the first residents, before being interred as an enemy of the people, being German, during the First World War.

'The Yield, in exquisite prose, carefully and delicately wrestles with questions of environmental degradation, pre-white contact agriculture, theft of language and culture, water, religion and consumption within the realm of a family mourning the death of a beloved man.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Notes

  • Dedication: For my family.
  • Epigraph: 'In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organised robbery?' - Saint Augustine
  • This book has been selected for Guardian Australia’s series The Unmissables, highlighting the most notable Australian books of the year.
  • The Yield has been optioned for screen adaptation by Typecast Entertainment

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Hamish Hamilton , 2019 .
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      Extent: 224p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 July 2019.

      ISBN: 9780143785750, 9781760143671
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      HarperVia ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 352p.p.
      ISBN: 0063003465, 9780063003460, 9780063003477, 0063003473
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2020 .
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      Extent: 224p.
      Reprinted: Apr 2021
      Note/s:
      • Published 1st December 2020
      ISBN: 9781760899462
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      HarperVia ,
      2021 .
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      Extent: 352p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 January 2021 (hardback).
      ISBN: 9780008437077, 0008437076
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      HarperVia ,
      2021 .
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      Extent: 352p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 8 July 2021 (paperback).
      ISBN: 9780008437114, 0008437114
Alternative title: La récolte
Language: French
    • Montfort-en-Chalosse,
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      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gaïa ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 375p.p.
      ISBN: 9782847209860, 2847209867

Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.
  • Dyslexic edition.
  • Braille.

Works about this Work

My Ten Best Novels of 2020 Jennifer Bryce , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , May no. 106 2021; (p. 28-33)
What I’m Reading Jennifer Down , 2021 single work column
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What I’m Reading Yves Rees , 2020 single work column
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Tara June Winch's The Yield Wins Prime Minister's Literary Award in Strong Year for Indigenous Authors Dee Jefferson , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2020;

'Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch has capped an incredible year of acclaim for her novel The Yield, taking out the $80,000 fiction prize at the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.' (Introduction)

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards : The Yield and The Lost Arabs Throw Fragile Lines across Cultural and Linguistic Divides Jen Webb , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 10 December 2020;
Returning Ellen van Neerven , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 413 2019; (p. 51)

— Review of The Yield Tara June Winch , 2019 single work novel
'Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch is not afraid to play with the form and shape of fiction. Her dazzling début, Swallow the Air (2006), is a short novel in vignettes that moves quickly through striking images and poetic prose. Her second book, After the Carnage (2017), a wide-ranging short story collection, is set in multiple countries. Winch’s new novel, The Yield, is partly written in reclaimed Wiradjuri dictionary entries.' (Introduction)
Reaching Deep Jena Woodhouse , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 29 no. 1 2019; (p. 27-33)

— Review of The Yield Tara June Winch , 2019 single work novel
'Tara June Winch’s hugely accomplished and intensely engaging narrative, The Yield, reaches deep into Australian culture and society in its ancient, colonial and modern aspects. The means deployed to assemble this fluid, three-dimensional model of a place and its people are ingenious and effective.' (Introduction)
Tara June Winch : The Yield Suzanne Marks , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2020;

— Review of The Yield Tara June Winch , 2019 single work novel

'Tara June Winch’s multi-award-winning novel is told in three voices, one of which takes the form of a dictionary.' 

‘I Had to Be Manic’ : Tara June Winch on Her Unmissable New Novel – and Surviving Andrew Bolt Sian Cain , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 11 July 2019;

'The fourth title in Guardian Australia’s Unmissables series is The Yield, the Wiradjuri author’s long-awaited second novel – the writing of which almost destroyed her.'  (Introduction)

y separately published work icon Tara June Winch Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2019 17415296 2019 single work podcast interview

'Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri writer based in France. Her first novel, Swallow the Air, was critically acclaimed and saw Tara named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Her second book, the collection After the Carnage, was longlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Christina Stead prize for Fiction and the Queensland Literary Award for a collection. Her third novel, The Yield, was released in 2019 and is simply stunning.

'Tara's Indigenous dance documentary, Carriberrie, screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Tara was previously mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

5 Australian Books That Can Help Young People Understand Their Place in the World Larissa McLean-Davies , Jessica Gannaway , Lucy Buzacott , Sarah E. Truman , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 December 2019;
This article has recommendations for five Australian 'texts that connect with diverse teenagers’ experiences and interests.' 
The Best Books of 2019 for Your Summer Reading List Claire Nichols , Sarah L'Estrange , Kate Evans , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2019;

'Whether you're poolside balancing a book with an icy beverage, stealing moments between waves at the beach or catching up on the couch after Christmas, this list of favourites from ABC RN's book experts has got you covered.' (Introduction)

Australia’s First Nations Poets Map Possible Path of Atonement Felicity Plunkett , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: The Irish Times , 25 January 2020;
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