Ursula Dubosarsky is the current Australian Children’s Laureate, 2020-2021. Ursula wanted to be a writer from age six and is now the author of over 60 books for children and young adults. She has won several national and international children’s literature prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.
Apart from fiction and pictures books such as The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, she has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language.
Her latest book for younger children is Pierre’s Not There about a magic puppet show, and her latest picture book about the power of reading is The March of the Ants.
Her last three novels for older readers are all set in Sydney at different decades in history - The Blue Cat set in 1942, The Red Shoe, set during the Petrov spy crisis in 1954, and The Golden Day, set in a girls’ school in 1967.