9 January 1953 |
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Canberra|
|Notable works||The Toad series, The Once series, Two Weeks with the Queen|
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 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, Maybe, was released in 2017. His most successful books are the Toad series of books.
|1987||The Other Facts of Life||First novel. Started out as a screenplay which he turned into a novel.|
|1989||Two Weeks with the Queen|
|1992||Worry Warts||Sequel to Misery Guts|
|1993||Blabber Mouth||"Gleitzman (Misery Guts, 1993, etc.) writes in a direct, charming style and short (often one sentence) paragraphs that makes these easy-to-read misadventures extra appealing." Adapted into a play of the same name by Mary Morris in 1996.|
|1994||Sticky Beak||Sequel to Blabber Mouth|
|1995||Puppy Fat||Sequel to Misery Guts and Worry Warts|
|1997||Water Wings||Loose sequel to Belly Flop|
|Wicked!||Co-written with Paul Jennings|
|1999||Gift of the Gab||Sequel to Blabber Mouth and Sticky Beak|
|Self Helpless||Self-help book|
|Deadly||Co-written with Paul Jennings|
|2002||Boy Overboard||Prequel to Girl Underground|
|2003||Toad Heaven||Sequel to Toad Rage|
|Toad Away||Sequel to Toad Rage and Toad Heaven|
|2005||Girl Underground||Sequel to Boy Overboard|
|Once||"A resonant shot to the heart—Gleitzman delivers a sharp sense of what it must have been like to be a child during the Holocaust, forced to grow up far too quickly."|
|Give Peas a Chance||Collection of short stories.
Features characters from Misery Guts, Blabber Mouth, Second Childhood, Belly Flop, Adults Only, Teacher's Pet, Worm Story and Aristotle's Nostril
|2008||Toad Surprise||Sequel to Toad Rage, Toad Heaven and Toad Away|
|2009||Then||"Sequel to the searing Once (2010), this tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War II is equally powerful."|
|2010||Now||Sequel to Once and Then "Readers of the first two books will recognize a great deal, and those who have not should read them to gain a fuller picture of the years before and those in which we live."|
|Tickled Onions||Collection of short stories. Contains some stories from Give Peas a Chance|
|2011||Too Small to Fail|
|Pizza Cake||Collection of short stories. Contains some stories from Tickled Onions|
|2012||After||Sequel to Once, Then and Now|
|2014||Loyal Creatures||Melbourne : Viking/Penguin Australia|
|2015||Soon||Sequel to Once, Then, Now and After|
|2016||Toad Delight||Sequel to Toad Rage, Toad Heaven, Toad Away and Toad Surprise|
|Snot Chocolate||Due for release 31 October 2016)||Collection of short stories|
|2017||Maybe||Sequel to Once, Then, Now, After, Soon|
Critical studies and reviews of Gleitzman's work
- Starke, Ruth (Sep 2014). "Horses for courses". Australian Book Review. 364: 44–45. Review, inter alia, of Loyal creatures.
- CROW Award (Sticky Beak)
- COOL Award (Belly Flop)
- Bilby Award (Bumface)
- COOL Award (Bumface)
- KOALA Award (Bumface)
- YABBA Award (Bumface)
- YABBA Award: Older Readers (Toad Rage)
- ANTO Cole Award (Toad Rage)
- Austlit - Morris Gleitzman
- About Morris Retrieved 28 January 2008.
- "Maybe". Trove Books, National Library of Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- Morris, The Toad King. Retrieved 28 January 2008.
- Morris, Linda (12 February 2018). "Australia's new children's laureate Morris Gleitzman hopes to inspire children in dark, uncertain world". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
- "Author Page: Morris Gleitzman Biography". Penguin.co.uk. Retrieved 28 January 2008.
- "Morris Gleitzman". Talking Heads. ABC. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "Blabber Mouth". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. 1 May 1995. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Once". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. 15 March 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Then". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Now". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- "Snot Chocolate". www.penguin.com.au. Penguin Group (Australia). 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
- Book of the Year – Winners 2016, Children's Book Council of Australia