Graeme Simsion was born in Auckland and is a Melbourne-based writer of short stories, plays, screenplays and two non-fiction books. The Rosie Project began life as a screenplay, winning the Australian Writers Guild/Inscription Award for Best Romantic Comedy before being adapted into a novel. It went on to win the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and has since been sold around the world to over forty countries hitting bestseller lists everywhere including the New York Times.
Sony Pictures have optioned the film rights with Graeme contracted to write the script. It won the 2014 Australian Book Industry Award for Best General Fiction Book and overall Book of the Year.