Lynn Jenner started her writing career at 50 with a year’s full-time study at Whitireia Polytechnic. Since then she has completed an MA and a PhD at the International Institute of Modern Letters and written two books, Dear Sweet Harry (AUP) in 2009 and Lost and Gone Away, (AUP), published in 2015. Dear Sweet Harry won the NZSA Jessie MacKay prize for the best first book of poetry and her memoir Lost and Gone Away was a finalist in the non-fiction section of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards in 2016. Lynn teaches creative writing and mentors writers. In 2017 she published research into the teaching of creative writing.