Lynn Davidson

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Poet, essayist and fiction writer Lynn Davidson grew up in Pukerua Bay, Wellington. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Islander (Te Herenga Waka University Press and Shearsman), a novel, essays and short stories. Lynn had a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013 and a Bothy Project Residency in the Cairngorms in 2016. She won the Poetry New Zealand Poetry Award in 2020, and was 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writer in Residence. In 2023 she was the Mike Riddell Writer in Residence in Ōtūrēhua, Central Otago. Lynn calls Aotearoa New Zealand and Scotland home. Her most recent book is Do You Still Have Time for Chaos? (2024).