About Kirsty


Kirsty Murray is a multi-award winning author of books for children and young adults. Her works includes eleven novels as well as nine other books for young people. Her first picture book for young children will be released in August, 2018.

Kirsty was nominated for the prestigious Swedish prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her contribution to young people’s literature in both 2017 & 2018. Kirsty has also been an Asialink Literature Resident at the University of Madras,  a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria and a writer-in-residence at the University of Himachal Pradesh in north India. 

Every year, Kirsty teaches creative writing and shares the joy of reading with thousands of young people in libraries, schools and at literary festivals around the world. Kirsty is a passionate advocate of books for readers of all ages.

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Keep in Touch

Upcoming Events

  • 9 May
    SLAV Reading Forum
    Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School
    Further information
  • 13 May
    The Children's Bookshop
    Beecroft, Sydney
  • 20 May
    Story Slam!
    La Trobe University
  • 1 June
    Victorian Launch of When Billy Was a Dog, 3.00 pm
    The Little Bookroom, Carlton North
  • 2 June
    Books Illustrated Stall, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
    Melbourne Book Market
  • 14 June
    WA Launch of When Billy was a Dog, 6.00 pm
    The Literature Centre, Fremantle
  • 15 June
    Puppies and Portraits
    Paper Bird Bookshop
  • 17-28th June
    Talented Young Writers' Program
    Bunbury, Busselton & Fremantle, WA
  • 2 August
    HASS Conference WA
    Perth, WA

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