Meredith Costain i(145 works by)
Also writes as: Gemma Carey ; M.J. Costain
Born: Established: 1955 West Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Costain has also written a number of textbooks and other non-fiction works for children.


  • Meredith Costain also wrote works for the educational series 'Supa Doopers', 'Literacy Links', 'Reading Discovery' and 'Crackers'. She is also editor of the educational series 'Trend Fiction'.
  • For information about this author's works for children not yet included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Personal Awards

2002 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Professional Achievement For editing. (With Paul Collins)

Awards for Works

Bed Tails 2009 single work picture book children's An exuberant rhyming tale about the fruitless efforts of parents to remain asleep in bed when joined by their young son and pets on a stormy night.
2010 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Young Children (2003-2013)
Spinouts Bronze 2000 series - publisher children's fiction children's science fiction horror
2001 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2000 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Convenors' Award
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