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 many 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. And that short film is due for a change. But…
Latest News – Writing & Production
August 4 (2017) TWO STEPS FORWARD is with the printer and Text Publishing have announced publishing deals in USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands and Israel. The remainder of the foreign publishers are still to publish THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP, so won’t make a decision for a while.
Jun 17: I’ll be taking some time out to write between mid June and mid August. Expecting to have some more movie news soon. TWO STEPS FORWARD, my novel with Anne Buist, is in the final stages of editing for publication in Australia early October with other countries to follow.
Toni Collette options The Best of Adam Sharp screenplay and book – see Deadline.com
Week beginning May 1 2017:
THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP published in US May 2
I’m on tour in the US with THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP till May 18 – Event details here
TWO STEPS FORWARD, the new novel with Anne Buist has been typeset.
I’ll be doing a bunch of events at the Sydney Writers Festival later this month
THE BEST OF ADAM SHARP was published in Australia on Sept 19, 2016 and Netherlands in Oct 2016. Feb for UK and Germany, May for USA.
It’s the 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. Rights have also been sold in UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Hungary, Poland and Estonia – hopefully with more to come.
My new novel, TWO STEPS FORWARD (previously LEFT RIGHT), written with partner Anne Buist, is scheduled for publication in Australia in October. A story of renewal set on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Year beginning 1 Jan
Sad to hear of the passing of Peter Sarstedt – a fifty year career remembered largely for one huge hit in 1969, ‘Where do you go to my Lovely?’.
My partner, Anne, and I caught him when he played in a Brunswick St, Fitzroy club, must have been late 80s, opening and closing with The Song in a wry acknowledgement of his ‘one hit wonder’ reputation.
Anne had a special affection for The Song, but not the lines about being ‘between 20 and 30, a very desirable age’. So for her 40th, I asked Mr Sarstedt via his agent if he’d be good enough to record it for her without the verse. He very graciously did so, writing an alternative verse, and posted me the cassette in time for her birthday. I included the story, briefly, in The Best of Adam Sharp, but it was one of the self indulgent bits that ended up in the editor’s waste basket. Sadly.
Week Beginning 21 November, 2016
A visit to NZ speaking at Glen Eden library
The Rosie Project back at No 1 on Text Publishing e-book charts
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.