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. She 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.

Dina is the Vice-President of the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre. She belongs to Writing NSW and the Australian Society of Authors. She holds an MA in English and Linguistics from the University of Sydney. From 2013 to 2019 Dina convened the Randwick Writers’ Group, a select group of authors working towards publication. In 2020 a collection of this groups’ writings, Sharing Writing Skills, co-authored and edited by Dina, was published by Ginninderra Press.

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’s debut work, Capriccio: A Novel, published by Cilento Publishing, was shortlisted for the 2020 NT Chief Ministers’ Fiction Prize.

In 2021 Dina’s second novel, A Dangerous Daughter, was published to much acclaim.

All works by Dina Davis are available as paperbacks, hardback or e-books at