About Christine Bell
Christine Bell is a Melbourne fiction writer. Her debut novel No Small Shame is published by Ventura Press (2020).
Christine’s historical novel The Bone Singer has just been shortlisted for the 2023 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Christine was awarded a place in the KSP 2021 Fellowship program to further develop the same manuscript. In October 2019 she won the inaugural HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency for an Established Author also for The Bone Singer.
Before switching focus to writing adult novels, Christine had over 30 short fiction titles published for children. Her junior and YA novel manuscripts have won various prizes and awards, including a Varuna Creative Time Fellowship in 2014 (YA historical novel Prison Boy) and the CYA Published Author Prize 2011 (YA Contemporary novel Jumping Through Hoops). Christine holds a Master of Creative Writing and a Diploma of Arts – Professional Writing and Editing. She served as Assistant Coordinator of SCBWI Vic (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) for five years (2014-2018). Christine has taught creative writing to adult students in community house programs. She currently works as a full-time writer.