About Robyn Davidson

Born 6 September in Stanley Parks, Queensland, is an Australian novelist and adventurer. At the age of 18 she moved to Sydney, where she first worked as a dealer in an illegal gambling den. During this time she developed a desire to traverse the Australian outback. In the following years she worked on camel farms and saved her dream from the mouth. In 1977 she started her journey on the west coast of Australia in Alice Springs, accompanied by four camels and their mongrel dog Diggity. During the 195-day journey, she experienced setbacks and loneliness, but also found access to her inner self. She processed her experiences in the 1980 book Tracks.