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
|Genre||Horror fiction, thriller fiction, speculative fiction|
|Notable works||The Mother, Wolf Creek: Desolation Game|
McBean's novel The Mother was nominated as the "Best Novel" for the 2007 Ditmar Awards (where he was also nominated 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. He runs a Jack the Ripper website, Saucy Jacky, in which he reviews Ripper movies and literature, and shares his thoughts about popular suspects and Ripper victims.
- Wolf Creek: Desolation Game (2014, Penguin Books Australia, co-written with Greg McLean)
- The Awakening (2012, Tasmaniac Publications)
- The Mother (2006, Lothian Books)
- The Last Motel (2002, Wild Roses Productions/2005, Biting Dog Press) (2011, LegumeMan Books updated edition)
Novellas and novelettesEdit
- Buk and Jimmy Go West (2013, LegumeMan Books)
- Dead Tree Forest (2011, Delirium Books)
- "Jungle" trilogy (Concrete Jungle / Neighbourhood Jungle / Suburban Jungle 2010, 2011, 2013, Tasmaniac Publications)
- The Familiar Stranger (2006, Necessary Evil Press)