Tara June Winch is a writer of Wiradjuri, Afghan and English descent. Her work has won many awards including the International Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award, which saw her work under the guidance of Nobel Laureate and UNESCO ambassador Wole Soyinka. In 2004, Tara won the David Unaipon Award for Indigenous Writers and she is published widely in anthologies, including Best Australian Stories in 2005, 2006, and 2010. Her first book, Swallow the Air, was published in 2006. She currently lives in Paris.