|Born||1942 (age 75–76)|
Lynley Hood (born 1942) is author from New Zealand.
Hood worked in medical research until 1979, after which she worked as a freelance writer. She has published a number of biographies and non-fiction works, including:
- Sylvia! The Biography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner (1989), a biography of author Sylvia Ashton-Warner
- Who is Sylvia? The Diary of a Biography (1990)
- Minnie Dean: Her Life & Crimes (1994), a biography of Minnie Dean, the only woman to receive the death penalty in New Zealand
- City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Crèche Case (2001)
Sylvia! The Biography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner won first prize at the 1980 Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards. It also won the 1989 PEN Best First Book of Prose Award and 1990 Talking Book of the Year.
In 2002, City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case won the Readers' Choice Award and the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. It also won the 2002 NZ Skeptics Bravo Award.
- "Lynley Hood". New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Past Winners by Author". New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "Bravo Awards". NZ Skeptics. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- "The Robert Burns Fellowship, Otago Fellows". University of Otago. Retrieved 26 November 2017.