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Irrepressible, hugely successful, multi-award-winning, a keen wit with a roguish edge, one of Australia's funniest children's authors – this is Morris Gleitzman.

Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia's most successful authors, both internationally and at home. He was born in England in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

Read more about Morris on his website.

Listen to an interview about the Once series of books.

How do you write a story? Morris Gleitzman starts by finding a character and giving his character a problem to solve. Along the way, he creates obstacles and tries to figure out how the character will go about overcoming the obstacles and eventually solve the problem. See if you can create your own character who has to solve a problem and overcome many obstacles along the way! Watch the video to find out more:

Sources:

http://www.morrisgleitzman.com/

http://www1.curriculum.edu.au/rel/history/book.php?catrelid=1877

http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1919633/problem-solving-with-morris-gleitzman

 

Latest news 

Morris Gleitzman is the Australian Children's Laureate for 2018-2019

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