About Dina Davis


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Dina Davis decided to be an author at the age of eight. Since then she has been a ‘closet writer’, secretly filling journals with stories, poems, memories and dreams. Dina is a member of the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre, Writing NSW and the Australian Society of Authors.

In 2015 Dina was shortlisted for the NT Literary Awards with her essay ‘Capriccio: the Lost Poems of Ted Hughes’. In 2018 she was a finalist for the fiction award with her short story, ‘Edge’.

Dina lives in the Top End of Australia and the Eastern seaboard of   New South Wales. When not writing, she practices yoga and attends Film Festivals. She holds an MA in English and Linguistics from the University of Sydney.


Latest Posts

  • Haunted by the Ghosts of Love
    This is an abridged version of the article by Eilat Negev, which inspired me to write the story of Assia Gutmann Wevill as a work of fiction.
  • Talking About Capriccio
    AUTHOR TALK: Dina Davis with Susannah Fullerton. Review by Susan Beinart On 3 February 2019, Waverley Library Theatrette resounded with the voices of Dina Davis in conversation with Susannah Fullerton, at the Sydney launch of Dina’s … Read More
  • What’s in a Name?
    ‘What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet.’(WIlliam Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2) When I was born, several lifetimes it seems to me now, my scholarly grandfather gave … Read More
  • About “A Difficult Daughter”
    Imagine being told as a child struggling with a crippling eating disorder that you are “naughty” and “disobedient” because you refuse to eat. Being told that “you cannot be trusted, that you are manipulative, that … Read More
  • A Feast of Film
    My year of movie-watching started with the little-known YAH (Young at Heart)  festival, followed by the fantastic Alliance Française French Film Festival. Here are some of my favourites: Catherine Deneuve features twice: in the magnificent … Read More