The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

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Writing Place from a Distance : Documenting Indigenous Languages

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm IST

Join Tara June Winch as she introduces the  process of writing about our cultures

Workshop profile

-Why the need to write from a distance
-Exploring Voices and Timelines
-Reclaiming language as a cultural link
-Power and privilege of a language
-Learning both ways


Facilitator’s bio

Tara June Winch was born in Australia in 1983 and is based in France.

Her first novel, Swallow the Air became a critically acclaimed debut. She was named the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, and has won numerous literary awards for Swallow the Air.

She was a recipient of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Award in 2008-2009, where she was under the tutelage of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka.

Tara’s second book, the story collection After the Carnage was published in 2016. After the Carnage was longlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction and shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Christina Stead prize for Fiction. She teaches regularly in Australia and France.

Tara’s most recent book, The Yield was published by Hamish Hamilton Australia in 2019.


Tara June Winch

Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri Australian author based in France. Her latest novel The Yield was awarded Australia’s most prestigious literary prize – the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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