Cornelia Smith Fick also know as Colleen Lynn is a South African writer. She was longlisted for the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award (2016), the erbacce award (2021) and highly commended in The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (2020). A nurse by profession, she worked for a number of years as the editor of a monthly primary health care magazine, was a freelance writer for Takalani Sesame (radio and TV) and completed an online corporeal writing workshop Ontologies: Writing your way into the World with Lydia Yuknavitch.

Her debut collection Eye of a Needle: And other stories originated from the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University.

Poems and stories are published in local and international magazines and anthologies: Tyhini 2014 and 2015; Spelk; To breather into another voice: A jazz anthology; Itch; Fractured poetics: a poetry anthology; Botsotso; EXPERIMENTAL WRITING: Volume 1, Africa VS Latin America; Soho Square V, Bloomsbury; Ladyboxbooks; Poetry Potion; New Contrast and Atlanta Review among others.

She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of the Western Cape and lives in Johannesburg.