Bren MacDibble won the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award, as well as the New Zealand Book Award for Junior Fiction in 2018 with her novel How to Bee - and simultaneously claimed the top award in the YA category in New Zealand for her debut novel, written under the penname Cally Black. She is undoubtedly one of the most important new names to emerge from the Australian children's fiction world in recent years.
The Dog Runner is a meticulously researched, yet empathetic and gripping adventure story which will inspire young readers to think about the implications of climate change and how they will help to mitigate them. It has been shortlisted for the Red Magazine Big Book Award 2019 in the UK, as well as for the New Zealand Book Award for Junior Fiction.
After rebuilding her home, destroyed in a wildfire, Bren sold it and most of the contents and now lives in a camper van and travels around Australia, writing and teaching.