At the age of 27, Robyn Davidson walked three thousand kilometres alone across the Australian desert, with a dog and four camels.
She became instantly famous, and to set the record straight, she wrote Tracks – an international best seller, published in 20 languages, never out of print, and made into an international feature film in 2013. That success launched an extraordinary career as a writer, explorer, filmmaker and cultural commentator.
She has lived with and written about nomads worldwide, gaining unique insights into ways of thinking that have relevance to our Western life.
Besides Tracks, Robyn has published prize-winning fiction, non fiction, and critical essays, written a successful television feature for the ABC, and was a Fellow at Cambridge University where she researched nomadic cultures.
She has immersed herself in diverse cultures, in fantastically remote places and travelled for a year on migration with nomads in India and then in Tibet.
Robyn has lectured at The Smithsonian Institute; New York Public Library; Royal Geographical Society; international conferences and has made many personal TV appearances including an ABC Talking Heads profile.