• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6334

Jaivin, Linda

(1955 – )
  • Born 1 January, 1955
  • Occupation Author, Journalist


Linda Jaivin studied Asian History at Brown University, United States, before continuing her study of the Chinese language in Taiwan. After living in Hong Kong and Beijing, Linda settled in Sydney as a writer and translator.

Linda is the author of eleven books and also writes essays and short stories. In 2014 she won the New South Wales Writers Fellowship.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Linda Jaivin, circa 1982-2012 [manuscript]
    • Papers of Cassandra Pybus, 1956-2008 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Linda Jaivin interviewed by Sara Dowse
  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Linda Jaivin, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]