Jackie Davis is an award-winning author of two novels, Breathe and Swim, published by Penguin NZ Ltd, and various fiction and poetry published in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the US. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington, has been awarded the NZSAs’ Foxton Fellowship and the Lilian Ida Smith Award, and has been on residencies both in New Zealand and overseas.
She has also written and directed two plays – Whether I Fall, a one-act play, and A Time Like This, a full-length play produced in Gisborne and Wellington - and her short fiction for both adults and children has been broadcast on RNZ National.
During her 3-week the RAK Mason Fellowship, in October, she plans to work on a full-length novel for adults. The main character is a woman in her 80s who suffers a stroke, which opens up a part of her brain that she had hidden away.
Jackie Davis, also a registered nurse, writes, "The elderly are largely invisible in our society, and I want this book to be a small part in making them noticed and noted again."