Welcome to my personal website. This is where I post details of writing projects, films, and other personal projects, and occasionally (very occasionally at the moment) blog on subjects that I hope will be interesting to most of the people I know – in writing, film-making, data management, consulting and life in general. I’m pretty slack with it: writing actual novels and short stories gets priority.
Latest News – Writing & Production
I’m finishing up a long break and will be back doing events from late June, starting with a talk at the International Association for Information Analysis and Data Quality (IAIDQ) conference in San Diego. No, I haven’t returned to my old profession: I’ll be talking about transferable skills – things I learned in my old job that I’m using in writing.
THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP (originally THE CANDLE) is finished! It’s a story of a love affair rekindled after 22 years, set in Melbourne, Norwich and a French village. It’s about love, music and coming to terms with the past. Publication date in Australia is 19 September 2016 with publication expected shortly afterwards in Netherlands, then next year in UK, North America, Germany, Italy, France and Hungary – hopefully with more to come.
Details and pre-orders (there’s a limited edition hardback, too) from Text Publishing.
Anne and I have finished our 79 day research trip on on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and our joint novel – working title LEFT RIGHT – is coming along.
Week Beginning 13 June
Final manuscript for THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP off to the publisher on my birthday – a nice way to wrap up a big decade that started with enrolling in a writing course and finished with three books and a bunch of short stories.
Week Beginning 4 January 2016
The latest draft of THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP is with my editors at Text. No publication date yet (so it didn’t feature in the newspapers’ round-up of upcoming books for 2016) but I think a 2016 appearance is on the cards.
Week Beginning Aug 17
My short story THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GREASY JOE is on the streets in THE BIG ISSUE.
I’m speaking at a heap of events in Melbourne including RWA, Melb Writers Fest
Launching Tania Chandler’s book PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME HERE on Wednesday 19th at North Fitzroy Star
Week Beginning Aug 10
My short story INTERVENTION ON THE NO 3 TRAM is online
Week beginning Aug 3
Lots of news around The Rosie Project movie: Jennifer Lawrence to play Rosie, Richard Linklater to direct, Sony to confirm!
The new novel now titled THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP is with the publishers (Text). The edit begins…
I’ll have a short story THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GREASY JOE in the upcoming fiction edition of The Big Issue
Speaking with Anne Buist at Creative Fuel Conference, Sydney, Thursday Aug 6, Bendigo Writers’ Festival on the weekend.
My short story INTERVENTION ON THE NO 3 TRAM will be featured in the MWF / Yarra Trams initiative next week
Week beginning May 18
The new novel is drafted! Working title THE CANDLE – about a love affair rekindled after 22 years. No mention of Don Tillman. Lots of music references.
Heading for the Sydney Writers Festival Thursday with partner Anne Buist – we’re doing two joint events plus others.
Week beginning April 13
The Rosie Effect shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards – The Rosie Project was category and overall winner in 2014.
Week beginning March 10:
I’m currently on tour in UK where The Rosie Effect paperback has gone straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list.
The Heckler Pozible campaign – below – achieved its target!
News for week beginning 16th Feb 2015
1. The Heckler Movie Pozible campaign to fund final sound mix, mastering etc offers some interesting rewards beyond DVDs and premiere tickets : they’re selling my company at dinner…
2. A good time had at the Perth Writers’ Festival including an ABC radio interview with Gillian O’Shaunnessy (with partner Anne Buist)
Three items of news in week beginning 26 January, 2015 (besides The Age headlining its story on inspirational Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, The Rosie Effect and a profile of my partner Anne Buist in The Age Good Weekend, Saturday 24 Jan)
2. My first short story in a while, Like it was Yesterday, published in the Review of Australian Fiction beside my writing buddy Susannnah Petty’s Cigarettes and a Blue-eyed Doll.
3. The Heckler movie (I was script editor and EP) gains momentum. Comedians in Bars Drinking Beer premières online Thursday. The Heckler won Best Ensemble Movie at the LA Comedy Festival a few months ago.
G.C. Simsion & Associates, education in consulting skills and data modelling.
General information about The Rosie Project including list of international publishers.
General information about The Rosie Effect including list of international publishers.
News about the US Publication of the The Rosie Project.
The Rosie Project, a novel by Graeme Simsion and winner of the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and Australian Book Industry Association Book of the Year for 2014 was published in Australia by Text Publishing on 30 January, 2013. Rights have been sold in 41 countries.
The screenplay of The Rosie Project has been optioned to Sony Pictures. My agent (screenwriting only) is Rich Green, at ICM Partners, Los Angeles.
Graeme Simsion’s Tedx Talk, Its all design, from IT projects to The Rosie Project, can be viewed by clicking here.