Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of many outstanding books, both for young adults and for children, and has won several national literary awards. In 2007 The Red Shoe won the Queensland Premiers Award, the NSW State Literary Award – Young Adult, and was an Honour Book in the CBC Book of the Year Award: Older Readers. Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University, and lives in Sydney with her family.

In 2020, Ursuala became the Australian Children’s Laureate – read more about her appointment at the ACLF website.