Duncan Ball

Duncan Ball

Duncan Ball is one of Australia’s most popular children’s writers. Originally from the United States, Duncan came to Australia in 1974 and worked in chemical research for many years. Duncan now works as a full-time writer and lives in Sydney.

Selby is constantly nominated for various Australian children’s choice awards, and most recently Selby Stardom was named the winner (top-ranked Australian book) in the Young Readers’ Section of the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (WAYBRA), as well as being shortlisted for the KOALA, YABBA, COOL and Children’s Choice Book Awards.


Books by this author

Just the right sense of fun and gentle humour

With sales of over 600,000 books to date – and more Children’s Choice awards and nominations than the literary big guns could dream of - Duncan Ball’s Selby the Talking Dog is beloved in playgrounds right around Australia.

This popular dog – who has starred in eleven story collections and two joke collections to date – channels his crazy adventures and antics to Duncan Ball, a Sydney scientist turned author.