Maree Kimberley is a writer from Brisbane. Her work has been published in several anthologies, including The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 and Defying Doomsday. Dirt Circus League, her first novel for young adults, was inspired by the remote landscapes of Cape York and her fascination for neuroscience.
'A gripping and intense genre-bender that doesn't pull punches, set in Australia's beautiful but hostile far north where more dangers are lurking than you'd think.' * Sarah Epstein * '[Dirt Circus League] depicts a thrillingly perverse world with a sort of Mad Max feeling but set into the ordinary life of teenage Asa...The plot is gripping and page-turning. Kimberley has built a world unimaginable, and yet placed it into the centre of one girl's (previously) unexceptional experience, with the result that the reader is constantly pulled from the banality of everyday life into a parallel universe where strength, viciousness, passion and force rule.' * Cass Moriarty * 'A fascinating mixture of thriller, coming of age and climate change activism...a gripping and unique story.' * ReadPlus *