Cristy Burne

Cristy Burne

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Australian children’s author Cristy Burne is passionate about empowering our next generation of creative, science-savvy citizens. A writer of children’s fiction and non-fiction, Cristy has performed in a science circus, worked as a garbologist, edited CSIRO’s Scientriffic, and was working at CERN when they turned on the Large Hadron Collider. Since 2017 Cristy has published eight books - including two CBCA Notables - and has been shortlisted for the WA Young Readers Book Award and the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Cristy’s latest books are junior fiction Beneath the Trees, narrative nonfiction Fiona Wood: Inventor of Spray-on Skin, and the co-authored Wednesday Weeks series of fantasy adventures. She has worked as a science communicator for 20 years across Australia, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, US, South Africa and beyond. She also loves chocolate. She’s a dynamic speaker and presenter. And she’s always working on her next book. For more, go to
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