Lyn Dickens is an award-winning emerging writer and academic currently based on Kaurna land. She has been awarded a 2021 Write It Fellowship with Penguin Random House, and her work was shortlisted for the 2018 Deborah Cass Prize. Lyn was also a 2017 Asialink Arts Resident funded by Arts South Australia and a 2017 WriteNow London participant, having been selected by Penguin Random House UK. Her writing has been Longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize University of Cambridge and the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers. Lyn was Highly Commended for the Chapter One Prize and the Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency.
Lyn has a doctorate from the University of Sydney and she spent a year of research at the University of Cambridge. Born in Western Australia, Lyn grew up in Adelaide and Sydney. She has lived in Australia and the United Kingdom, and spent significant time in India. Lyn currently lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the humanities and social sciences at Southern Cross University, and is writing a novel at the University of Adelaide.