Tegan Bennett Daylight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tegan Bennett Daylight
Tegan Bennett

1969 (age 49–50)
OccupationAuthor, Teacher and Critic
Home townBlue Mountains (New South Wales)
Spouse(s)Russell Daylight
ChildrenAlice and Patrick Daylight

Tegan Bennett Daylight (born 1969, in Sydney) is an Australian writer of novels and short stories.

She is the author of Bombora (1996), What Falls Away (2001) and Safety (2006). Bombora was short-listed for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Kathleen Mitchell Award. In 2002, she was named one of The Sydney Morning Herald’s “Best Young Australian Novelists”. Her latest book, the story collection Six Bedrooms, was published by Vintage in 2015. It was shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize.

Early life[edit]


Daylight is best known as a fiction writer, teacher and critic, publishing both books of non-fiction and numerous short stories. She has also written several books for children and teenagers.


  • Boombora (1996)
  • What Falls Away (2001)
  • Safety (2006)

Short stories[edit]

  • Six Bedrooms (2015)

Awards and acclamations[edit]

  • The Stella Interview - The Stella Price (2016)
  • Stella Prize Shortlist (2016)
  • The Saturday Paper's Books of the Year (2015)

Personal life[edit]

Tegan Bennett Daylight works as an English lecturer at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales. Having moved from Sydney, she now lives in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains with her husband Russell Daylight and their two children Alice and Patrick.

External links[edit]