Kirsty Eagar was raised by her mother on a farm in Central Queensland. After studying economics, she worked on trading desks at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England in London, before resigning to pursue a different life. She then surfed around Australia, living out of a car, worked in kitchens and as a personal trainer, and started writing.
Her Young Adult novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, the Western Australia Premier’s Awards and the Gold Inky. She is part of the creative team adapting her novel, Raw Blue, for a feature film.
Kirsty is married with two daughters and lives on Sydney’s northern beaches. She surfs most days.
Kirsty Eagar is an award-winning Young Adult author. Her most recent novel, Summer Skin, has been described as a must-read for teens for its frank discussion of love, sex, and relationships. She is currently part of the creative team adapting her novel, Raw Blue, for a feature film. She lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with her husband and daughters, and spends school holidays on her mother’s farm in Central Queensland.