Inda Ahmad Zabri

Inda Ahmad Zahri believes in a world of wonder.

Her stories are inspired by natural and cultural gems curated from her travels and lovingly added to her Malaysian heritage.

She is the author of Salih (illustrated by Anne Ryan) and Night Lights (illustrated by Lesley McGee).

Aside from working on a constant carousel of picture books, her current writing projects include a middle-grade novel which won the 2021 ASA mentorship award and her first adult novel, which has been self-isolating in a drawer for most of the pandemic.

Art and illustration are more recent obsessions of hers, but are now as essential as her daily coffee.

She counts books, languages, Malaysian rice dishes and the ocean as some of her favourite things.

She lives in Brisbane on Yuggera Country, Australia with her husband, children and a large troupe of dinosaur figurines.

She is also a surgical doctor, swapping her writer’s hat and paintbrush for scrubs and scalpel when duty calls.

Inda is proudly represented by Annabel Barker Agency.

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