Dawn Garisch, a medical doctor and writer, has published poetry, novels, non-fiction and a children’s book. She has had a short play and a short film produced and has written for television. She won the 2007 DALRO prize for her poem Blood Delta. Her 2009 novel Trespass was short-listed for the 2010 Commonwealth prize for fiction in Africa. She won the 2011 EU Sol Plaatjie Poetry Award for her poem Miracle. In 2013 her short story What To Do About Ricky won the Short.Sharp.Story competition. Her second poetry collection, Disturbance, was published in 2020 by Karavan Press.
She is interested in trans-disciplinary work in science and art, and between different art forms and teaches life writing and creative method courses with the Life Writing Collective.