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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20 Oct 2014
Penguin Random House Authors Shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
We are delighted with the news that the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist features seven Penguin Random House authors, including recent ManBooker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan.The awards recognise ‘the role Australian writers play in enlightening and entertaining us, reflecting on our history and taking our stories to the world’ and weare so proud that our authors have bee

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