Lachlan Brown grew up in Macquarie Fields in Western Sydney. His first book of poetry, Limited Cities (Giramondo 2012), was highly commended for the Dame Mary Gilmore Award. Lachlan's poems have appeared in journals including Cordite, Mascara, and Tincture. He teaches and researches at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.

Lachlan's poetry featured in Nightwriting, 2008. He also worked with Macquarie Fields High School and Pymble Ladies' College within Red Room's creative learning program.