Inda Ahmad Zahri writes and illustrates stories that are often imbued with her fervent wish for a kinder world. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, she now splits her time between her garden home in Meanjin/Brisbane and a sandy spot in the Middle East.
She counts books, languages, Malaysian rice dishes and the ocean as some of her greatest loves.
Inda’s debut book Salih was a Notable book in the 2022 CBCA Picture Book of the Year awards. She has written several other picture books and received an ASA/CA Mentorship Award in 2021 to develop a middle grade novel. The Month that Makes the Year is her first author-illustrator title.
Inda is also a surgical doctor, a vocation that has taught her to be meticulous while embracing chaos, and to appreciate the gentler moments in life.
Inda is proudly represented by Annabel Barker Agency.