Robyn Davidson is a writer whose first book, Tracks, an account of her journey with camels across Australia, won many awards, and was published in twenty languages. She studied various subjects at Queensland University, before going to Central Australia to prepare for her journey.
She has been travelling ever since, has written a novel (an account of two years spent on migration with Indian nomads), an anthology, and many essays, including the Quarterly Essay published by Blackinc. She has written a feature film for ABC television, and her literary reviews, travel pieces and journalism have been published in international newspapers and magazines, including The National Geographic Magazine, Bunte, Sterne, Geo, London Sunday Times, Guardian, TLS, Granta as well as The Monthly, Nation Review, and The Age. She has given lectures at the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Geographical Society. Her interests are nomadism, ancient and modern, and the effects of modernity on indigenous peoples.