Winner: 2012 Luchs (Lynx) Award for Children's Literature (Germany) Highly Commended: 2012 Davitt Crime Writer's Award Shortlisted: 2012 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award - Older Readers Shortlisted: 2011 QLD Premier's Literary Awards, Young Adult Book Shortlisted: 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Young Adult Fiction Award Shortlisted: 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of many outstanding books, both for young adults and for children, and has won numerous awards for excellence. In 2007 The Red Shoe won the Queensland Premiers Award, the NSW State Literary Award -Young Adult, and was an Honour Book in the CBC Book of the Year Award for Older Readers. Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University, and lives in Sydney with her family.