Ursula Dubosarsky – Children’s Laureate

Ursula DubosarskyUrsula Dubosarsky* is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-2021. Considered one of Australia’s most talented and original writers, she is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults. Come and hear her read from some of her works and converse about writing for children.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel to Tasmania, this presenter will be live-streamed.

Ursula Dubosarsky and magpie

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Sydney and wanted to be a writer from age 6. She is the author of over 60 books and has won many prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. She has been nominated internationally for the Hans Andersen and Astrid Lindgren awards, and she is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-2021. Her most recent book is The March of the Ants, illustrated by Tohby Riddle.

As well as her fiction for older readers, Ursula has written several popular picture books such as The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, both of which have been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.

Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

Read more on Ursula’s website.

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