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Glynne MacLean

Glynne MacLean was born in Christchurch in 1964. Glynne graduated from Waikato University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts and decided to become a writer in 1996 after a successful career in the travel industry. She builds commercial websites on contract and writes a computer issues column for the Wellington magazine Chatterbox. Her first young adult novel, Roivan, was a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Best Novel category and won the 2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent. Based in Greytown, Glynne is also a poet, and has released an adult fiction novel, Love in Shades of Grey.

Selected bibliography:
  • Roivan (Penguin 2003).
  • The Spiral Chrysalis (Pearson Education 2007).
  • The Time Stealers (Pearson Education 2008).
  • The Test illustrated by Serena Kearns (Pearson education 2009).
  • L'Énigme Est Percée (French translation of The Test, Pearson Canada 2012).
  • The Silent illustrated by Steve Dininno (Pearson Education 2009).
  • La Procession (French translation of The Silent, Pearson Canada 2012).
  • Escape (Pearson Education 2009).
  • Space Race (Pearson 2011).
  • The Camel and The Tiger Moth illustrated by Dennis Juan Ma (Pearson 2012).
  • Extreme Acceleration (Pearson 2012).
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2004 Young Adult Fiction List for Roivan.
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009 Finalist Excellence in Science Fiction & Fantasy Best Novella/Novelette for Time Stealers.
  • Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2009 Finalist Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Best Young Adult/Children's Novel for The Spiral Chrysalis.
  • CLL Educational Publishing Awards 2012 Finalist Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing for Escape (Nitty Gritty series).
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