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Morris is one of Australia’s most successful authors. He was born in England and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

Before realising that dream, he had a colourful career as a paperboy, department store Santa Claus and chicken defroster, among other things. In between he managed to gain a degree in Professional Writing at the Canberra College of Advanced Education.

 

He began his career as scriptwriter of TV’s The Norman Gunston Show, and went on to write a number of feature film screenplays and telemovies, including THE OTHER FACTS OF LIFE and SECOND CHILDHOOD. His first two books were developed from these scripts.

His next book, TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN, became an international best-seller and was adapted into a play which has had productions both nationally and internationally.

 

Morris’s other books include MISERY GUTS, WORRY WARTS, PUPPY FAT, BLABBER MOUTH, STICKY BEAK, WATER WINGS, BELLY FLOP, WICKED! & DEADLY! (written in collaboration with Paul Jennings), BUMFACE, GIFT OF THE GAB, TOAD RAGE, ADULTS ONLY, TOAD HEAVEN, BOY OVERBOARD, TEACHER'S PET, TOAD AWAY, GIRL UNDERGROUND and WORM STORY.

His most recent best-sellers are ONCE and ARISTOTLE'S NOSTRIL. Morris' next book will be published by Penguin in October 2006.

 

His books have won many awards and have been published in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan, France and Spain. For example, BUMFACE won the COOL Award in ACT, the BILBY Award in Queensland, the YABBA Award in Victoria, was shorlisted for the KOALA Award in NSW, and was voted number two in the Angus & Robertson Aussie Kids Top 100 Books of All Time! This is just the tip of the iceberg, with many of his books receiving similar awards.  

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You can visit Morris at www.morrisgleitzman.com

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