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Sessional Academic and Creative Writing PhD Candidate, University of Adelaide

Lyn Dickens is a writer, editor, and academic. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of The Saltbush Review, and the winner of a 2022 Editorial Mentorship with Liminal x Writers SA. Lyn’s novel-in-progress was awarded a 2021 Write It Fellowship with Penguin Random House. Lyn is a PhD Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. She has a previous doctorate in Sociology from the University of Sydney, and spent a year of research at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are mixed race studies, creative writing and concepts of race and subjectivity.


  • –present
    Sessional Lecturer and Creative Writing Candidate, University of Adelaide


  • 2014 
    University of Sydney, PhD in Sociology