Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 60 books for children and young adults and has won several national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Her work includes picture books, such as “The Terrible Plop”, novels for older children, including “The Red Shoe”, and the non-fiction “Word Spy” books about the English language. She was recently nominated for the international Hans Christian Anderson and Astrid Lindgren awards for children’s literature.
Most recently, Ursula was announced as the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-2021. Under the banner “Read For Your Life” she will be travelling the country, urging children everywhere to join their local municipal library.
Her latest books are “Pierre’s Not There” and “The March of the Ants”.