Inda Ahmad Zahri writes and illustrates stories that celebrate culture and nature and are often imbued with her fervent wish for a kinder world. Originally from Malaysia, she now splits her time between her garden home in Brisbane, Australia and a sandy spot in the Middle East.
She counts books, languages, Malaysian rice dishes and the ocean as some of her greatest loves, apart from her family, of course – even though they often call her name very loudly just as she’s about to write or sketch something important!
Inda’s debut book ‘Salih’ was a Notable book in the 2022 CBCA Picture Book of the Year awards. In 2021, she won the ASA/CA Mentorship award to develop a middle grade novel.
Inda also works as a surgical doctor, swapping her paintbrush and writing cap for scrub hat and a scalpel when duty calls.
Inda is proudly represented by Annabel Barker Agency.