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Central Idea: An authors personal experience influences their writing. Francesca Simon

About Francesca Simon

Francesca won the Children’s Book of the Year in 2008 at the British Book Awards for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman. HORRID HENRY is published in 24 countries and is also an animated CITV series. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.

Francesca Simon's top 10 antiheroes

From Just William to Scarlett O'Hara, Tom Ripley to Molesworth, the author of the Horrid Henry books picks out her favourite suspects in a line-up of classic bad behaviour.

Simon says Horrid Henry is the naughty little boy in all of us.

Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon tells Gavin Allen why her naughty little boy is so loveable

1. London Book Fair biography 2. Official Francesca Simon website

Awards from Francesca Simon.

In 2008 she won the British Book Award for The Children's Book of the Year with Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman. She is the first American to do so.

About Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon attended Yale and Oxford (Jesus College) Universities where she specialised in Medieval Studies.

Writing for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, and Vogue (US)

She to north London, where she now resides. She worked as a freelance journalist.

One of the UK’s best-selling children’s writers, Francesca has published over 50 books, including the immensely popular HORRID HENRY series,

After her son Joshua was born, she started writing children’s books full time

In addition to writing books, she reviews restaurants and theatre performances.

How young or old was she when she wrote her first book.

           

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Francesca’s favourite recipe

Continuing our week-long recipe series, Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon shares her favourite staple dish. It's quick, delicious and the only recipe in her repertoire that she didn't find in a book

She then threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US). After her son Joshua was born in 1989, she started writing children’s books full time. One of the UK’s best-selling children’s writers, Francesca has published over 50 books, including the immensely popular HORRID HENRY series, which has now sold over twelve milllion copies.

The City and South London Railway was the first deep-level underground "tube" railway in the world, and the first major railway to use electric traction.

Reflecting / acting on it...

Children books, she got ideas from her childhood

Won many different awards

Wrote for many magazines

Started full time with children books after her son was born

Sorting out

Podcast Plan

points of the inquiry, life experiences of my author, how my author develops their stories

Tuning in...

Personal life

Married, with a son, she is the proud owner of a Tibetan Spaniel Shanti.

Francesca Simon enjoys reading Victorian novels, especially Anthony Trollope.

Going further

HORRID HENRY is published in 24 countries and is also an animated CITV series. She lives in London with her husband, son, and Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.

Francesca Simon, 53, is the author of Horrid Henry children's books. She is born in Los Angeles, she moved to Britain when she was a teenager and now she lives in London

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Finding Out / Gathering infomation

She got her idea with the book Perfect Peter after she had decided that she wanted to have a brother to Henry who was the opposite from Henry.