about ANDY

 Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 30 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997.

In Australia Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 91-Storey Treehouse in 2015.

Their much-loved Treehouse Series has been embraced by children around the world and is now published in more than 35 countries. Five of the books in the series have been adapted for the stage and have all had sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera house, as well as highly successful seasons in the Netherlands, New Zealand and America.

Andy is a passionate advocate for literacy and in 2015 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.

 

Terry Denton is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. His work is mainly humour-based cartoon style.

Terry Denton has illustrated bestsellers such as the JUST! series and the Treehouse series. He has three children and is the owner of a back garden burial ground for dead pets.

Andy and Terry were both featured on ABC’s Throwback for an in-depth interview covering their process and history of working together creatively.

BORN3 September 1961
LIVESMelbourne, Australia
FAMILYMarried with 2 daughters and a cat with one eye
STARTED WRITING Aged 6
FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK Just Tricking! (1997)
BOOKS PUBLISHED SO FAR32
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES The Treehouse Series
GETS HIS IDEAS FROM Books, movies, music and real life
FAVOURITE AUTHORS Dr Seuss, Enid Blyton, Lewis Carroll
NEXT BOOKThe 117-Storey Treehouse
HOBBIES Reading, movies, music, cycling, swimming
MORE INFOVisit `Frequently Asked Questions`


about TERRY

BORN26 July 1950
LIVESMelbourne, Australia
FAMILY Married with 2 daughters and a son, and 2 dogs (now dead), 1 budgie (flown away), countless guinea pigs, rabbits, hermit crabs… (all dead) and one million goldfish (nearly all dead).
STARTED WRITINGAged 11, illustrating my little brother’s stories.
FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK Felix and Alexander (1985)
BOOKS PUBLISHED SO FARmore than 120… Too many to count.
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES The Treehouse Series
FAVOURITE AUTHORS Roald Dahl, Tomi Ungerer, Uri Schulevitz, Raymond Chandler, PG Wodehouse.
GETS HIS IDEAS FROM Books, cartoons, movies, paintings, music and just mucking around
NEXT BOOKThe 117-Storey Treehouse
HOBBIESVolleyball, tennis, bodyboarding, swimming, painting, building, renovating and gardening and talking rubbish.


about JILL

BORN
9 January 1962
LIVESMelbourne, Australia
FAMILY Married with 2 daughters (no pets)
STARTED EDITING 1987
FIRST MET ANDY AND TERRY1996 Edited Andy's first book Just Tricking! (illustrated by Terry)
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES
The Treehouse Series and the Schooling Around series
FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S BOOKSFerdinand the Bull, Pippi Longstocking, The Finn Family Moomintrolls
LIKES
Reading, movies, animals, looking at cats on the internet, editing, doodling
DISLIKES Early starts, shouting, being too busy
PAST PETS A guinea pig called Rastus, a cat called Carly and a cat called Silky