Bren MacDibble was raised on farms all over New Zealand, but had been living in Melbourne, Australia, for twenty years until a fire destroyed her home and all her possessions. After rebuilding the house, Bren realised she was no longer attached to material things and now lives and works in a bus travelling around Australia. Her two novels to date have made her a rapidly rising star of Australian children's literature, with the wellbeing of the earth and its future generations at the heart of her compelling writing. How to Bee was Children's Book of the Year in its category in both Australia and New Zealand, while The Dog Runner was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal in the UK in 2020, as well as being shortlisted for Red Magazine's Big Book Award. It won the New Zealand Children's Book Award and is shortlisted for the Children's Book Award, the Aurealis Awards and the Readings Award in Australia. We're looking forward to more from Bren!