BA DipEd PhD
Ursula Dubosarsky is the author of over 50 fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults, and has won several national prizes for literature, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well from the Children’s Book Councilof Australia. She has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and has been nominated for both the Hans Christian Andersen and Astrid Lindgren international awards for children's literature.
What inspired you to take this role?
The word “library” for me is as intimate as the word “home” and since childhood I have always sought out libraries - municipal, school, private and national - and of course the State Library of NSW where I have spent so many rich hours of my life as a reader, student and writer, and to which I feel a special closeness as the place my mother worked as a librarian in the Mitchell Library in the 1940s. I hope I can contribute to the future of this great and beautiful institution.