about ANDY

 Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 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 52-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.

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 FARSee all the books I’ve written here
FAVOURITE BOOK/SERIES The Treehouse Series
GETS HIS IDEAS FROM Books, movies, music and real life
FAVOURITE AUTHORS Dr Seuss, Enid Blyton, Lewis Carroll
HOBBIES Reading, movies, music, cycling, swimming

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