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Linden Hyatt

Linden has had connections with the house from the first years after Mick Dark’s bequest. He gave a flowering dogwood to the garden in an early stay (which he's never been able to find with any certainty since) and in the early 90s suggested and helped organise the first events in the mountains as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival (as the SWF director at the time), which continue. Has has also had the fortune of fellowships twice, in 2009 and 2011. In more recent years his long ‘pre-career’ as an emerging literary writer, while supporting a young family with work in educational publishing, has only been possible at all through the shelter and support of Varuna.