Bren MacDibble

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Bren MacDibble
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BornJuly 1966 (age 55)
Whanganui, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand/Australian
CitizenshipNew Zealand/Australia
OccupationWriter
Known forKnown for writer of children's and young adult books
Awards
  • Ampersand Prize (2015)
  • Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund (2018)
Websitemacdibble.com

Bren MacDibble (née McGregor; born 1966) is a New Zealand-born writer of children's and young adult books based in Australia. Bren also writes under the name Cally Black.[1]

Biography

MacDibble was born in Whanganui, New Zealand. She was raised on farms around the central North Island of New Zealand.[2][3][4] Bren lived in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for 20 years and now lives on the midwest coast of Western Australia.[5]

In 2015, Bren won the Ampersand Prize with Hardie Grant Egmont for publication of her first trade novel In the Dark Spaces. This was quickly followed by her first children's trade novel How to Bee with Allen & Unwin.[4]

In 2018, Bren was awarded a Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund to research her children's novel The Dog Runner.[1]

Awards

Across the Risen Sea Nominated for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal[6]

The Dog Runner Winner: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults - Junior Fiction (the Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award) 2019[7] Winner: Aurealis Award for Best Children's Fiction 2019[8] Shortlisted: Children's Book Council of Australia, Book of the Year, Younger Readers[9] Shortlisted in the Readings Children's Book Prize 2020[10] Nominated for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal[11]

How to Bee Winner: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults - Junior Fiction (the Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award) 2018[12] Winner: Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year 2018 - Younger readers[13] Winner: Patricia Wrightson Prize, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, 2018[14] Shortlisted: South Australian Festival Literary Prize[15] Shortlisted: Norma K Heming Award 2018[16] Shortlisted: Aurealis Award[17] Shortlisted: Ditmar Award results 2018 Shortlisted: Book of the Year, Speech Pathology Australia[18] Longlisted: The North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards, UK, Moving On Category 2018[19]

In the Dark Spaces (as Cally Black) Winner: Ampersand Prize with Hardie Grant Egmont[20] Winner: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults - Young Adult Fiction (the Copyright Licensing NZ Award)[21] Winner: Queensland Literary Awards - Griffiths University Young Adult Book Award 2018[22] Winner: Aurealis Award for best young adult novel 2017[23] Honour Book: Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) 2018[24] Highly Commended: the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize[25] Shortlisted: West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards 2019[26] Shortlisted: YABBAs - Fiction for Years 7-9 2019[27] Shortlisted: Inky Award 2018[28] Shortlisted: Ditmar Award results 2018 Shortlisted: Ethel Turner Prize in the NSW Premiers Awards 2018[29]

Publications

  • Across the Risen Sea (Allen & Unwin, Aus/NZ, 2020) (Old Barn Books, UK, 2020)[30][31]
  • La Deniere Abeille (Helium Editions, France, 2020)[32]
  • How to Bee (Groundwood Books, Can, 2020)[33]
  • The Dog Runner (Allen & Unwin, Aus/NZ, 2019) (Old Barn Books, UK, 2019)[34][35]
  • How to Bee (Old Barn Books, UK, 2018)[36]
  • How to Bee (Allen & Unwin, Aus/NZ, 2017)[37]
  • In the Dark Spaces (Hardie Grant Egmont, Aus/NZ 2017)[38]

Bren MacDibble in the media

  

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Public Profile Bren MacDibble". scbwi.org. SCBWI. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. "Ten Terrifying Questions". booktopia.com.au. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  3. "All About Bren". macdibble.com. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "MacDibble Writing WA Literati Profile". writingwa.org. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  5. "Bren MacDibble on Across the Risen Sea Alphabet Soup". alphabetsoup.net.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  6. "CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominated Titles 2021". carnegiegreenaway.org.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  7. "Winners New Zealand Book Awards Trust". nzbookawards.nz. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  8. "2019 Aurealis Awards Winners". aurealisawards.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  9. "CBCA". cbca.org.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  10. "Readings Children's Book Prize 2020 shortlist". booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  11. "Nominations published for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2020". carnegiegreenaway.org.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  12. "Winners New Zealand Book Awards Trust". nzbookawards.nz. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  13. "CBCA". cbca.org.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  14. "Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature State Library of NSW". sl.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  15. "Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Shortlists announced". booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  16. "2018 Norma K Hemming Finalists Announcement". normakhemmingaward.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  17. "2017 Aurealis Awards Shortlist Announcement". aurealisawards.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  18. "Speech Pathology Australia book awards 2018 shortlists announce". booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  19. "The 2018 Booklist - North Somerset Teachers' Book Award". northsomersetteachersbookaward.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  20. "Black wins 2015 Ampersand Prize". booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  21. "Winners New Zealand Book Awards Trust". nzbookawards.nz. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  22. "Queensland Literary Awards 2018 winners announced". Booksandpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  23. "2017 Aurealis Awards Winners". aurealisawards.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  24. "CBCA". cbca.org.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  25. "Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2018 - The Wheeler Centre". wheelercentre.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  26. "2019 Shortlists West Australian Young Readers' Book Award". wayrba.org.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  27. "2019 Shortlist Young Australians Best Book Award". yabba.org.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  28. "2018 Inky Awards Shortlist Inside a Dog". insideadog.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  29. "Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature State Library of NSW". sl.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  30. "Worldcat Across the Risen Sea". worldcat.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  31. "Old Barn Books Across The Risen Sea". oldbarnbooks.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  32. "Helium Editions La Deniere Abeille". Helium-editions.fr. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  33. "Worldcat How to Bee". worldcat.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  34. "Worldcat The Dog Runner". worldcat.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  35. "Old Barn Books The Dog Runner". oldbarnbooks.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  36. "Old Barn Books How to Bee". oldbarnbooks.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  37. "Allen & Unwin How to Bee". allenandunwin.com. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  38. "Worldcat In the Dark Spaces". worldcat.org. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

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