Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Hamish Hamilton an imprint of Penguin Random House

About the book

The Yield by Tara June Winch.

Knowing that he will soon die, Albert Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life was spent at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to pass on his people's language and everything ever remembered.

August returns home for her grandfather's burial wracked with grief and confronted with the news Prosperous will be repossessed. Her quest to save their land leads her to her grandfather's voice and into the past.

'The Yield' is the story of a people and culture dispossessed, a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.