Ontario / Australia
MICHELLE KADARUSMAN grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and has also lived in Indonesia and Canada. Her 2019 middle-grade novel, Girl of the Southern Sea, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her previous novel, The Theory of Hummingbirds, was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award, the MYRCA Sundogs Award, and the SYRCA Diamond Willow Award. Michelle lives in Toronto, Canada, and is looking forward to soon spending more time in Australia.