Ceridwen Dovey Portrait

Photo by Shannon Smith

Ceridwen was born in South Africa and grew up between South Africa and Australia. She studied social anthropology at Harvard and New York University before returning to Sydney, where she lives with her husband and two young sons.

Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in 15 countries, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award, and selected for the US National Book Foundation’s prestigious ‘5 Under 35’ honours list. The Wall Street Journal named her as one of their ‘artists to watch.’ Her second book, Only the Animals, won the inaugural 2014 Readings New Australian Writing Award.

Her new novel, In the Garden of the Fugitives, will be published in 2018.