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Maree Kimberley Maree Kimberley i(A75307 works by)
Also writes as: Ree Kimberley
Gender: Female
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Kimberley has studied Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. Her main interest is in writing for children and young adults. She has also written a wide range of reviews, including for Fine Art Forum, as well as critical works.

Most Referenced Works


  • Kimberley has written on several occasions about the relationship between neuroscience and writing, including the following:

    • 'How Neuroscience Helps Create Characters' (blog post), Redwood's Medical Edge, 2012.
    • 'Neuroscience and Young Adult Fiction: A Recipe for Trouble' (academic article), M/C Journal, 2011.
    • 'Neuroscience in Young Adult Novels' (blog post), DeeScribe, 2011.
  • Kimberley has also written a range of very short/flash fiction, which is not indexed individually on AustLit. This includes the following works:

    • 'Medicine I, II, III, IV' for Pure Slush (2013)
    • 'Superhero's Day Off' for Two Hundred by Two Hundred (2013)
    • 'Holiday Boy' for Metazen (2013)
    • 'One Hundred and One Uses' for Pure Slush (2012)
    • 'Wednesdays' for Pure Slush (2011)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Dirt Circus League Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2021 20857814 2021 single work novel fantasy

'I stumbled towards the Meat House, my body shaking with the violence that raged within me, as the realisation of the mistake I had made in coming here rose to the surface of my mind. This was the last place I should be. That thought was crossed by another, even more terrifying.

'This is exactly where I belong.

'Asa’s running from a troubled past. To a remote outback town, a disappointing father and a fresh start that’s already souring.

'But then the notorious Dirt Circus League arrives. A troupe of outcast teens performing spectacular fight sequences and challenging any who dares to take part.

'They’re ruthless. Menacing. Thrilling. And led by the magnetic Quarter. He’s dark, powerful and intensely attractive—and he faces a threat only Asa can see.

'Will Asa be drawn into the league’s mysterious community?

'And, as she discovers the violent secrets at its heart, will she delve into her own untapped abilities to save herself—and heal those caught in its evil web?

'Dirt Circus League is a compelling and fast-paced novel about the powerful allure of danger and the battles we face with our demons in a world beyond our control.' (Publication summary)

2021 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Young Adult Division Novel
2022 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Young Adult Book designed by Jessica Horrocks.
2022 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book Older Readers
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