Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman and award-winning international children’s author and poet and artist, as well as a former teacher. Her debut picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and CBCA notables. Her poetry collection, Kindred was shortlisted for the ABIA 2020 Book Awards and Highly Commended in Black&Write. Bindi, a verse novel for children illustrated by Dub Leffler, is the winner of numerous awards including ABIA Children’s Book of the Year, the WA Premier’s Daisy Utemorrah Award and Queensland Literary Awards Children’s Book Award among others  Kirli’s newest picture book Our Dreaming, illustrated by Dub Leffler, will be out in August 2022.