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Robyn Davidson


Robyn Davidson

Robyn Davidson was born on a cattle property in Queensland. She moved to Sydney in the late '60s, then returned to study in Brisbane before going to Alice Springs to prepare for her journey across the Australian desert. Davidson’s first book TRACKS, her account of this crossing, was an international sensation, and was adapted for a film starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. She has traveled extensively, and has lived in London, New York and India. In the early 1990s, Davidson migrated with and wrote about nomads in north-west India. She is now based in regional Victoria but spends some time each year in India.

Robyn Davidson

Books by Robyn Davidson

by Robyn Davidson - Memoir, Nonfiction

In 1977, while she was in her 20s, Robyn Davidson set off with a dog and four camels to cross 1,700 miles of Australian desert to the sea. A life of almost constant traveling followed --- from the Outback to Sydney's underworld; from ’60s street life to the London literary scene; from migrating with nomads in India and Tibet to marrying an Indian prince. The only territory she avoided was the past. In UNFINISHED WOMAN, she ventures into that unknown, unearthing an ache for a lost but barely remembered mother and an unmet desire to feel at home in her freedom. Adventurous but guarded, fearless yet broken, Davidson asks: How can we live with pain and uncertainty to find beauty in the strangeness of being?

by Robyn Davidson - Nonfiction, Outdoor, Travel

Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. TRACKS is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.