Publisher's synopsis

Just tell the truth and someone will hear it eventually.

Knowing that he will soon die, Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. He finds the words on the wind.

August Gondiwindi has been living on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather’s death. She returns home for his burial, wracked with grief and burdened with all she tried to leave behind. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends she endeavours to save their land – a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river.

Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch’s The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.


  • Miles Franklin Literary Award  •  Winner  •  2020  •  Miles Franklin Literary Award
  • NSW Premier’s Literary Awards  •  Winner  •  2020  •  Book of the Year
  • NSW Premier’s Literary Awards  •  Winner  •  2020  •  Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
  • NSW Premier’s Literary Awards  •  Winner  •  2020  •  People’s Choice Award
  • Prime Minister’s Literary Awards  •  Winner  •  2020  •  Fiction
  • The Voss Literary Prize  •  Winner  •  2020  •  The Voss Literary Prize
  • ALS Gold Medal Award  •  Longlisted  •  2020  •  ALS Gold Medal Award
  • Colin Roderick Award  •  Longlisted  •  2020  •  Colin Roderick Award
  • Queensland Literary Awards  •  Shortlisted  •  2020  •  The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
  • The Barbara Jefferis Award  •  Shortlisted  •  2020  •  The Barbara Jefferis Award
  • The Stella Prize  •  Shortlisted  •  2020  •  The Stella Prize
  • Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards  •  Shortlisted  •  2020  •  Fiction
  • Kate Challis RAKA Award  •  Winner  •  2021  •  Kate Challis RAKA Award
  • Dublin Literary Award  •  Longlisted  •  2021  •  Dublin Literary Award
  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature  •  Shortlisted  •  2022  •  Fiction

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