Lynley Hood

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Lynley Hood
Born 1942 (age 75–76)
Nationality New Zealander
Website
Official website

Lynley Hood (born 1942) is author from New Zealand.

Background[edit]

Hood was born in 1942 in Hamilton, New Zealand. She has an MSc in Physiology, and LittD from University of Otago. She currently lives in Dunedin.[1]

Career[edit]

Hood worked in medical research until 1979, after which she worked as a freelance writer.[1] 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)

Hood has also been published in New Zealand Books, the Otago Daily Times, the New Zealand Listener, New Zealand Author, and North & South.[1]

Awards[edit]

Sylvia! The Biography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner won first prize at the 1980 Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards.[2] It also won the 1989 PEN Best First Book of Prose Award and 1990 Talking Book of the Year.[1]

Minnie Dean: Her Life & Crimes was a finest in the 1995 New Zealand Book Awards.[1]

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.[2] It also won the 2002 NZ Skeptics Bravo Award.[3]

Hood received the 1991 Robert Burns Fellowship.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Lynley Hood". New Zealand Book Council. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Past Winners by Author". New Zealand Book Awards Trust. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Bravo Awards". NZ Skeptics. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ "The Robert Burns Fellowship, Otago Fellows". University of Otago. Retrieved 26 November 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website