Deborah Kerbel

Deborah Kerbel

Thornhill, ON

Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award (Short-listed, 2016)

Governor General's Literary Award (Short-listed, 2012)

Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award (Short-listed, 2011)

Canadian Library Association's YA Book of the Year Award (Short-listed, 2010)


Junior fiction (Ages 8-12), Picture books, Young adult (YA) Fiction (Ages 12 and up)


Sarah Heller (Helen Heller Literary Agency)


Deborah Kerbel was born in London, England, but moved to Canada before she was old enough to cultivate a posh accent or a love of marmalade. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario, with her parents, two siblings, and a beagle named Snoopy. 

A finalist for the 2012 Governor General&;s Literary Award, Deborah is the author of six novels for young adult and middle grade readers. She lives in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two children, and a schnoodle named Alfredo.