Kirsty Murray

Children's literature can be the most subversive literary form.

Kirsty Murray

Author, Advocate for children's & YA literature

About Me

Kirsty Murray is a multi-award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her work is published internationally and her eleven novels are widely studied in schools and universities. She has been a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria, an Asialink Literature Resident in India and an ambassador for the Stella Prize in School’s program.

Kirsty has taught creative writing to thousands of people of all ages in libraries, institutions, schools and at literary festivals around the world. She has served on committees for many organisations including the State Library of Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts. Kirsty co-edited the ground breaking Indian-Australian collaborative YA feminist anthology ‘Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean’.

Kirsty lives in Melbourne in a house full of books and spooky puppets.


25 years experience in children's & YA publishing
20 published works
Graduate of RMIT's Professional Writing & Editing
2018 nominee for the prestigious Swedish prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her contribution to young people’s literature

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