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Morris Gleitzman

Australian writer

1953   -  

country of citizenship: Australia, United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Canberra, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
occupation: writer, children's writer

Morris Gleitzman (born 9 January 1953) is an English-born Australian author of children's and young adult fiction. He has gained recognition for sparking an interest in AIDS in his controversial novel Two Weeks with the Queen (1990). Gleitzman has collaborated on many children's series with another Australian children's author, Paul Jennings. Gleitzman has also published three collections of his newspaper columns for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald as books for an adult readership, and he used to write for the popular Norman Gunston Show in the 1970s. His latest book in the Once series, Always, was released in 2021. His is also known for his Toad series of books.In February 2018, Gleitzman was named the Australian Children's Laureate for 2018/2019.
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