Kristin Weidenbach

Kristin Weidenbach writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history. She is the author of 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. Her picture books for children include King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Meet Banjo Paterson and Tom the Outback Mailman, illustrated by Timothy Ide, which won the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Eve Pownall award, 2013.

Kristin is a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California. She is the author of several academic publications and the recipient of an award from the International Association of Forensic Sciences.

As a science writer Kristin has written for Science magazine and for publications from Harvard and Stanford Medical Schools. Her magazine articles have been awarded prizes from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and from the Association of American Medical Colleges. She has also written for Outback magazine and Australian Geographic.

 Kristin is the author of commissioned histories Blue Flames, Black Gold: the story of Santos, and First Watch: 40 years of the Cruising Yacht Club of SA.

Published Titles

Tom the OutbackMailman2012, Lothian Children's Books

Winner of Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Eve Pownall Award

Meet Banjo Paterson, 2016, Random House Australia

King of the Outback, 2017, MidnightSun Publishing

Growing Up Moonta, 2017.