Robyn Ravlich is a writer and award-winning broadcaster. She is the author of Skywriting: making radiowaves, a personal reflection on radio and Australian cultural history during her career as a celebrated, creative broadcaster on Radio National and Classic FM – from the 1970s to the advent of podcasting.
Robyn was born in Broken Hill and joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1975. During a celebrated ABC radio career spanning more than three decades Robyn Ravlich produced and presented a range of unique radio works, rich in ideas and sound. She was recognised with international and national awards for her distinctive, poetic approach to radio feature productions for The Listening Room, Into the Music, Earshot and other innovative programs.
She has received multiple awards at the New York Radio Festival and her incisive, dramatic radio documentary about asylum seekers, On the Raft, All at Sea, received the 2002 Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission Radio Award and the United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Prize for Radio. Now retired, Robyn continues to produce radio features as a freelancer, also writing creative non-fiction.