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Brett McBean

Occupation  Writer
Role  Fiction writer
Name  Brett McBean
Period  2002–
Nationality  Australian

Brett McBean httpshookofabookfileswordpresscom201605br
Genre  Horror fiction, thriller fiction, speculative fiction
Notable works  The Mother, Wolf Creek: Desolation Game
Education  Box Hill Senior Secondary College
Influenced by  Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King
Books  The Last Motel, Tales of Sin and Madness, Torment, Buk and Jimmy Go West, The Awakening
Similar People  Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King

Brett McBean is best known as an award winning Australian horror, thriller and speculative fiction writer. He was born and raised in Melbourne. He is also a drummer and has an Advanced Diploma from Box Hill College of Music

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McBean's novel The Mother was nominated as the "Best Novel" for the 2007 Ditmar Awards (where he was also nominates as "Best New Talent"), a Ned Kelly Award for "Best Novel" of 2007, a 2007 Aurealis Award for "Best Novel," and it received a 2006 honorable mention by the Australian Shadows Awards. His short story collection Tales of Sin and Madness won the 2011 Australian Shadows Award for "Best Collection".

He also has a keen interest in true crime, in particular the infamous Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 and he runs a Jack the Ripper website, Saucy Jacky, in which he reviews Ripper movies and literature, as well as shares his thoughts about popular suspects and Ripper victims.

References

Brett McBean Wikipedia


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