Deborah Ellis is best known for her Breadwinner Trilogy set in
Afghanistan and Pakistan - a series that has been published in
twenty-five languages, with more than one million dollars in
royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and
Street Kids International. She has won the Governor General''s
Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California''s
Middle East Book Award, Sweden''s Peter Pan Prize, the Jane Addams
Children''s Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of
Work. She recently received the Ontario Library Association''s
President''s Award for Exceptional Achievement, and she has been
named to the Order of Ontario.
Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario.