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Title Talking Heads: Morris Gleitzman
Published Australia : ABC2, 2009
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Summary This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is Morris Gleitzman - arguably Australia's funniest and best-loved children's author.On his path to becoming a writer, Gleitzman tried his hand at all sorts of jobs. He had stints as a paperboy, a department store Santa Claus, a frozen chicken defroster, an assistant to a fashion designer and a rolling-stock unhooker in a sugar mill.Then, in the mid-seventies, with a degree in professional writing under his belt, he landed a job as a screenwriter on ABC TV's Norman Gunston Show.Since then he's written some award-winning film and telemovie screenplays, live stage material and hundreds of columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Melbourne Age.But it's his highly successful children's books that have made Morris Gleitzman a household name. With titles such as Bumface, Toad Rage, Blabber Mouth and Misery Guts his works have captured the imagination of the 8 to 12-year-olds. To date, Gleitzman has produced 29 best-sellers
Event Broadcast 2009-07-27 at 18:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Authors, Australian -- Biography.
Celebrities -- Interviews.
Celebrities -- Psychology.
Gleitzman, Morris.
Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Gleitzman, Morris, contributor
Thompson, Peter, host