Simon French (Author)
In the years since, his writing for children has earned critical acclaim and several awards, including the 1987 Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year Award for All We Know.
The characters in his stories often develop from children he has worked with - from babies and toddlers in an inner-city crisis refuge, to the pupils he has taught over many years at primary schools in suburban and rural New South Wales.
Simon continues to work as a teacher in a small school in Sydney's rural outskirts. He is unable to imagine life without good books, interesting music and movies, exotic food, travel to new places, old cars and true friends.