Launch Dead Letters cropped 7-3-2019Jared Davidson is an archivist, historian and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Overland, History Workshop Journal, The Spinoff, Newsroom and other publications, while his latest book Dead Letters was longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Award for General Non-Fiction. He is the recipient of the Michael Standish Prize for best archival essay, and a finalist for the Bert Roth Award for Labour History and the NZSA Heritage Book Awards. The co-authored He Whakaputanga – The Declaration of Independence won best secondary resource in education.

Jared is currently working on a new book, Blood and Dirt: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand. You can find all of his writing on the bibliography page and keep up-to-date with the latest news and content on Twitter, Instagram or his blog.