Ursula 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, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.
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.