About Kristin

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 in 2013.

Her adult titles include Growing up Moonta, Rock Star: the Story of Reg Sprigg, and the Australian bestseller Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the Story of Tom Kruse.

Kristin is a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career. She occasionally writes for Outback magazine and has written the official histories of the Cruising Yacht Club of SA, the energy company Santos and the wool growing copy AJ & PA McBride.