Kristin Weidenbach

Photo of writer Kristin WeidenbachPreferred audience: students of all ages

Kristin Weidenbach writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history. Her picture books for children include King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Meet Banjo Paterson and Tom the Outback Mailman, which won the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Eve Pownall award, 2013. She is the author of the adult titles Growing up Moonta, Rock Star: the Story of Reg Sprigg and the Australian bestseller Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the Story of Tom Kruse, which has sold over 100,000 copies since publication in 2003.

Kristin is a PhD immunologist who specialised in forensic science and worked at Stanford University, USA, before switching to a writing career.

Kristin offers talks and workshops on themes such as bringing true stories to life, and the journey from idea to publication, as well as science-focused themes such as DNA fingerprinting, and alternative careers in science.

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