Talking Ideas: Tara June Winch in conversation with Melissa Lucashenko

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Thu 4 July 2019 7:00pm - 8:15pm (1 hr 15 min)


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Spend an evening with Tara June Winch and Melissa Lucashenko as they discuss The Yield; Tara’s much anticipated follow up to her critically-acclaimed debut novel, Swallow the Air.

Based on historical fact and centuries of cultural knowledge, Tara June Winch has crafted a novel that spans 200 years of Wiradjuri history and has several narrative strands that gently circle the horror of Australia’s colonial past.  Published within the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Language, Tara has weaved Wiradjuri dictionary through the narrative.

Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author based in France. The Yield is Tara’s third book, her debut novel was the award-winning Swallow the Air and her second book, a story collection was After the Carnage, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Queensland Literary Award for a collection.


Book Sales

The Library Shop will have all three of Tara’s books available for purchase at the event, and you are invited to meet her post-event to have your book signed. 


Make a Night of It

Come early and enjoy hot snacks, live music, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar before the show. 


About Talking Ideas

Talking Ideas entertains, inspires and fosters debate; addressing issues that inform our times and shape our lives.

Live events with the world’s best authors, thinkers and commentators.

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Charis Holt
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Type Price Comment
Full $37
Concession $32
Groups 6+ $32
Full + book $65.50 Includes copy of 'The Yield'
Concession + book $60.50 Includes copy of 'The Yield'