Simon French (Author)

About

Simon French began his writing career as a thirteen-year-old in Sydney's western suburbs, and had his first novel published five years later while still at high school.

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.

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15 Dec 2014
2015 Folio Prize longlist
The longlist for the 2015 Folio Prize includes three titles originated by Penguin Books Australia. These are The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane, Amnesia by Peter Carey and Eyrie by Tim Winton. 

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