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Krista Bell Krista Bell i(A30568 works by) (a.k.a. Krista Anne Blakeney Bell)
Born: Established: 1950 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Krista Bell grew up in Sydney, then attended university and took up residence in Melbourne. She has written for children and young adults, and has published picture books, novels, and educational texts. She has described herself as 'a professional sticky beak' who tirelessly observes people and situations around her to fuel her imagination and her writing. For five years Bell hosted a radio programme about books for young people, and wrote Where Do You Get Your Ideas?, a series of interviews with authors of children's books about the writing process.

Bell has travelled around Australia giving talks and running writing workshops for children and adults. For fifteen years she was a book reviewer on ABC radio, as well as reviewing for newspapers and literary magazines, but since 2001 has been a full-time writer of books for young people.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Lofty's Mission Melbourne : Hachette Livre Australia , 2007 Z1472906 2007 single work picture book children's
2008 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's History Prize New South Wales History Prize Young People's History Prize
y separately published work icon Who Cares? South Melbourne : Lothian , 2003 Z1038856 2003 single work novel young adult
2003 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature Older Readers
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