Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia at the age of 16. He studied journalism and worked for 10 years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people, The Other Facts of Life (1987), which began life as a screenplay. Now, after 40 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors of children’s and young adult fiction, and is known for his tough subjects, presented in a humorous and offbeat style. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen or stage. As a columnist, he has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Young Telegraph. He was appointed Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.
Morris Gleitzman at DWRF 2019
Morris Gleitzman: Australian Children’s Laureate