Ursula Dubosarsky is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020–2021. She was born in Sydney wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She is now the author of over 60 books for children and young adults. She has won many national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award, and has been nominated for the international Hans Christian Anderson and Astrid Lindgren awards for children’s literature.
Her books have been published widely across the world and translated into fourteen different languages. Among her most well-known books are The Terrible Plop, The Blue Cat, and the non-fiction ‘Word Spy’ books about the English language.
She is married with three grown-up children and still lives in Sydney. She likes walking by the river and looking in toyshop windows.
Children's Book Festival 2014
Jackie French, Kylie Dunstan, Ursula Dubosarsky, Sarah Ward, The Mighty bUZZniks, Uptown Brown, Bernard Caleo, Andy Griffiths, Libby Gleeson, Marc Martin, Bec Matthews, John Marsden, Valanga Khoza, Tohby Riddle, Nicki Greenberg, Terry Denton, Sally Rippin, Kutcha Edwards, Ron Murray
Children's Book Festival 2015
Oliver Phommavanh, Tristan Bancks, Andy Griffiths, Hazel Edwards, Gabrielle Wang, Shaun Tan, Terry Denton, Bernard Caleo, Josh Earl, Marc Martin, Nicki Greenberg, Ron Murray, Uptown Brown, Ursula Dubosarsky, Allison Colpoys, Alex Papps, Andrew Joyner, Davina Bell, Ben Target, Becky Hoops, Mitch Vane, Peter Combe, The Hoodangers