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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18 Sep 2014
Young novelist Majok Tulba announced as winner of 2014 Kathleen Mitchell Award
Sudanese-Australian writer goes back to his roots to deliver a dark and moving story 17 September 2014 Majok Tulba has been announced as the 2014 winner of the Kathleen Mitchell Award for young novelists.Sudanese-Australian writer Mr Tulba was presented with the award for his debut novel, Beneath the Darkening Sky, by The Trust Company, part of Perpetual, as trustee of the award.

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