is one of Australias 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.
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.
began his career as scriptwriter of TVs
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.
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.
other books include MISERY
GUTS, WORRY WARTS,
PUPPY FAT, BLABBER
MOUTH, STICKY BEAK,
WATER WINGS, BELLY
& DEADLY! (written
in collaboration with Paul Jennings), BUMFACE,
GIFT OF THE GAB,
TOAD HEAVEN, BOY
PET, TOAD AWAY,
GIRL UNDERGROUND and WORM
His most recent best-sellers are ONCE
and ARISTOTLE'S NOSTRIL.
Morris' next book will be published by Penguin
in October 2006.
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.
to purchase Morris' books!
can visit Morris at www.morrisgleitzman.com