Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney and wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 60 books and has won many national prizes for children’s literature. She has been nominated internationally for the Hans Andersen and Astrid Lindgren awards. In her spare time she can be found playing the ukulele and reading cake recipes.

Ursula was the Australian Children’s Laureate 2020–2021.

Photo by Vicki Skarratt, courtesy of Allen & Unwin