Rhett Davis is from the Wadawurrung country of Geelong and its nearby coastal towns. He has published fiction in places like The Big Issue, Tincture, and The Sleepers Almanac. In 2015 he completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He wrote his first novel, Hovering, as part of a PhD at Deakin University, supported by a scholarship from the Australian government. Hovering won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2020. He has lived in several places but always finds his way back to Geelong. He lives in Geelong West with his partner and two talkative cats.