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Cristy Burne is a speaker, science writer and author of children’s fiction and non-fiction. She’s also worked as a science editor in Switzerland, a patent editor in Japan, a science educator in South Africa, and a science circus performer in Australia.


Cristy Burne is a science writer and author of children’s outdoor adventures and popular science/non-fiction. She’s a past editor of CSIRO’s Scientriffic magazine, Fermilab and CERN’s iSGTW, and Scitech’s ScienceNetworkWA. She’s also a regular contributor to Double Helix, Particle, and other STEM publications.

Cristy has published five novels for children and one non-fiction book on the human history of computing. Her books are published in Australia, the UK, US, Indonesia and Finland.

Cristy's latest books, TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (set on Rottnest Island) and OFF THE TRACK (set on the Bibbulmun Track), encourage outdoor adventures.

Her recent non-fiction title, ZEROES AND ONES, was a CBCA Notables book for 2019.

Relevant qualifications

2006 Masters – Professional Communication - Deakin University, Victoria (Distinction)

2001 Graduate Diploma – Science Communication - Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory (Distinction)

1997 Bachelor of Science – Biotechnology - Murdoch University, Western Australia (Distinction)

Recent experience

- Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival (WA, May 2019) - Guest speaker and workshop instructor
- Scribblers Fest (WA, May 2019) - Guest speaker and workshop instructor
- Somerset Storyfest (Queensland, March 2019) - Guest speaker and workshop instructor
- Sydney Writers' Festival: Russ the Story Bus (NSW, 2018) - Touring author
- Ubud Readers and Writers Festival (Indonesia, 2017) - Guest speaker and workshop instructor


Off The Track

Off The Track

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Children's fiction

Zeroes and Ones

Zeroes and Ones

Publisher: Brio Books

Publ. date: 2018

Genre: Non-fiction

To The Lighthouse

To The Lighthouse

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Children's fiction

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