Daniel Wynne is an Australian writer whose short fiction has appeared in publications like Griffith Review, Voiceworks and 100 Stories for Queensland. Originally from Frankston, Victoria, he’s spent the past decade living in Brisbane. For five years he was an announcer and volunteer at community radio station 4ZZZ FM, where he hosted the shows Space Cadet and Challenge Accepted. More recently, he was employed for almost two and a half years as a content writer for the Wotif.com website.
When that job ended, Daniel had two main goals for 2016: to spend more time in New Zealand, and to dedicate more time to writing fiction. While staying at the Michael King Writers’ Centre, he worked on a humour novel and began to brainstorm ideas for a (very different) novel with magical realist elements. He hopes that with time and a lot of hard work, he’ll be able to turn both of these works-in-progress into engaging and entertaining books.
With its long, fascinating history and scenic location on Takarunga / Mt. Victoria, Daniel found the Michael King Writers’ Centre a very helpful place to find inspiration again.
Daniel loves New Zealand and thinks Auckland is a great city to spend time in, whether he’s taking a nature walk on Waiheke Island or simply enjoying a coffee – which he’s an avid drinker of – in one of Devonport’s cafes.