About Kirsty


Kirsty Murray is a multi-award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults. Her works include eleven novels as well as non-fiction, junior fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction and picture books.

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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Upcoming Events

  • 14 June
    WA Launch of When Billy was a Dog, 6.00 pm
    The Literature Centre, Fremantle
  • 22 June
    Puppies and Portraits, 3.00 pm
    Paper Bird Bookshop
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  • 17-28th June
    Talented Young Writers' Program
    Bunbury, Busselton & Fremantle, WA
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  • 2 August
    HASS Conference WA
    Perth, WA
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