In this special podcast interview, we chat to Graeme Simsion, the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project trilogy, The Best of Adam Sharp, The Novel Project, and more. We chat about the impact of The Rosie Project, and representation of autism across the series. Graeme shares insights into his writing process, his upcoming projects, and thoughts around how we write about mental health.
- The Rosie Project trilogy (The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect, The Rosie Result) and tie-in Don Tillman’s Standardised Meal System
- The Novel Project
- Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Onward, and Daisy Chains [forthcoming] (with his wife and co-author, Anne Buist)
- The Best of Adam Sharp
- Creative Differences (Audible Original audiobook)
About the author
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in forty languages. Movie rights have been optioned to Sony Pictures. The sequels, The Rosie Effect, and The Rosie Result, were also bestsellers, with total sales of the series in excess of five million.
You can find Graeme on his website and his Twitter.
Graeme’s author and book recommendations
- Books by Anne Buist
- Books by Sally Hepworth
- Books by Kylie Ladd
- Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
Relevant mental health resources
- Aspect is an Australian-based organisation that provides information about autism as well as how to find support.
- Yellow Ladybugs is an Australian-based organisation that runs regular informal social events for autistic girls, generally between the ages of five and sixteen. They aim to foster a sense of belonging and to connect the girls with their tribe.