Robin Hyde (1906-39) was a New Zealand journalist, novelist and poet. Born in South Africa, she was brought to New Zealand as a baby and grew up with Wellington. At sixteen years of age she began her journalistic career on the Dominion and in succeeding years worked for the Christchurch Sun, the Wanganui Chronicle, and the New Zealand Observer. Hyde's publications comprise five novels including The Godwits Fly, three autobiographical volumes, and five collections of verse.
"Probably the single most significant New Zealand literary outcome of World War I." --C. K. Stead, author, Smith's Dream