The Sapphires’ Tony Briggs options Miles Franklin winning novel ‘The Yield’

Tara June Winch's The Yield is complex, crackling with words, a meditation on the power of Indigenous language. Tony Briggs takes up the challenge.

Tara June Winch’s novel The Yield has been optioned by Typecast Entertainment, the production company run by Tony Briggs and Damienne Pradier. The book has considerable interest in the literary world because it won the Miles Franklin Award, the Voss Literary Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction, all in 2020

The judges notes for the PMs award are arresting: 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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