Bronwyn Rivers is an Australian crime novelist. Her debut crime novel will be published by Little Brown Book Group UK in 2025.
She grew up in Newcastle, Australia with the mystery-novel gateway drugs of The Famous Five and Trixie Belden, before developing a solid addiction to Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and PD James. She moved to the UK to take a doctorate on nineteenth-century women’s novels at Oxford, and was an academic researcher and book reviewer in England and Australia, before admitting that she actually wanted to write the fiction rather than analyse it.
Her interest in writing crime was first confirmed many years ago when she was honoured in a newspaper competition to squeeze a crime story into 200 words. Fun though that was, the audience for crime haiku is fairly limited and so she moved to the novel form, which has a larger readership although does take a little longer to compose.
When not reading or writing novels, she tries to spend as much time as possible walking or swimming in the Australian natural landscapes that form the settings for her work. This usually requires an excursion from her home in inner Sydney, where she now lives with her husband and two children.