TARA JUNE WINCH: Being Aussie is a mental health crisis
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Tara June Winch is the Miles Franklin winning author of The Yield and a proud Wiradjuri woman. I reached out to her after seeing her speak on an emotional, all-female panel at the Sydney Writer’s Festival earlier this year where she  brought the room to tears with her confronting and - to my mind - true comments about Australian identity; "being Aussie is a mental health crisis”. In this conversation we explore accessing mania as part of the creative process, not having to be broken to be creative, questioning identity and we break down the real meaning of being Australian. Tara is currently living in France working on her next book, unable to return to Australia due to the pandemic. We have been emailing each other - pen pal-style since our chat! Get a copy of Yield by Tara June Winch here More info on Tara June Winch: https://www.tarajunewinch.com/ Favourite Wild with Sarah Wilson on the LiSTNR app here Find out more about Sarah Wilson: www.sarahwilson.com Tara June Winch’s book recommendations from this episode: Too Much Lip, Melissa Lucashenko Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray: River of Dreams  Anita Heiss After Story, Larissa Behrendt Ghost River, Tony Birch How To Make A Basket, Jazz Money See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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