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Lynnda was born Johannesburg and has lived in Glasgow since 1998. She is interested in personal stories and how we make sense of our identities in the places we come to call home. Her own experiences of family, adoption and immigration are the material she draws on when telling stories about identity and belonging.

Her work has appeared in various publications and anthologies including Gutter, New Writing Scotland, thi wurd, New Orleans Review, Glasgow Review of Books and PENning magazine.

In 2007 Lynnda was awarded a Creative Scotland New Writer's award and she was shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award in 2015. Most recently, she was short-listed for the Fish Memoir prize, 2019.

She is a Scottish Book Trust Live Literature author and collaborates with others in facilitating writing workshops;  the most recent of these has been a series, the Writer's Kitchen, bringing food and memories of food to the table, and workshops as part of the Water Stories project.

She has completed a memoir 'The Next Best Thing' based on her experiences of growing up adopted in apartheid South Africa.

 

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