Portrait of Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna was born in Sydney and moved to a farm in the country when she was 12. Beginning her career as an actor, she turned to writing in her 30s. She has written for children and young adults (Bird and Sugar Boy, My Yellow Blankie, Too Loud Lily and Bad Buster).

Her first adult novel, One Foot Wrong was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2009. Her most recent book for adults, The Eye of the Sheep, was shortlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. She lives in Melbourne.