Chris Broadribb

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Chris Broadribb
BornPerth, Western Australia
Pen nameChris Broadribb, C. A. Broadribb
EducationMaster of Arts (Professional Writing), Graduate Diploma (Journalism)
Alma materUniversity of Technology, Sydney
Period1974 -
GenreCrime, children's
Notable worksNice Day for a Murder
Notable awardsMultiple, see below
Wild Thoughts

Chris Broadribb is an award-winning Australian writer who has written three novels and over 60 short pieces of fiction over the last forty years. Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia,[1] she has been writing since the age of six. Translating her passion for literature into her adult life, she obtained a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) and a Graduate Diploma (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

The most notable of her published works is her 2005 novel titled Nice Day for a Murder. This piece of Australian crime fiction is part of the collection of works held at the National Library of Australia.[2] Broadribb's range of writing genres is diverse: She has also written several short stories for children, having also written a popular children's book called Sarah's Adventure in 2006.[3]

Broadribb is also an accomplished non-fiction writer, having written over 100 works for a broad range of publications. Her book reviews, film reviews and travellers’ guides[4] have been published in many notable online publications including 21D Magazine,[5] a not-for-profit literary and art magazine publishing “original works of fiction, non-fiction articles, poetry, photography, illustrations and other artwork”.

In the last year, she has published two humorous books about the auto-complete function on a popular internet search engine – Wisdom from the Web[6] and I Tied an Onion to my Belt.[7]

Other Projects: Chris Broadribb is the creator of the Best of Times Short Story Competition.[8] Aimed at aspiring writers across Australia, this competition has been held twice yearly since 2006, with awards distributed in September and April.

Published books[edit]

  • I Tied an Onion to my Belt, 2015, ISBN 9781310356933
  • Wisdom from the Web, 2014
  • Sarah’s Adventure, 2006, ISBN 9781310516221
  • Nice Day for a Murder, 2005, ISBN 1740083423

Awards and other publications[edit]

  • Joint Editors Award, ZineWest 2014[9]
  • Special Commendation, Scarlet Stiletto Awards, 2010[10]
  • Innovation Category, Scarlet Stiletto Awards, 2009[11]
  • Highly Commended, Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award, 2004