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Graeme Simsion - Author

About the Author

Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and taught at four Australian universities. He is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children. The Rosie Project was originally written as a screenplay, and won the Australian Writers Guild/Inception Award for Best Romantic Comedy Script in 2010. As a novel, it won the 2012 Victorian Premier's award for an unpublished fiction manuscript.

Featured books by Graeme Simsion

The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

A hilariously realistic romance, Graeme Simsion, the international BESTSELLING author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, introduces The Best of Adam Sharp . . . Will he risk it all for a second chance at first love?' After twenty-two years without any contact at all, Angelina Brown, my Great Lost Love, decides to change the world and emails Hi . . .'Adam Sharp met the love of his life on the other side of the world. He was playing in a bar in Australia when Angelina requested a song. It was the start of a relationship he's never forgotten - but not every duet ends on a high note.Two decades later and half a world away, Adam is stunned by Angelina's message. He thought he was happy. He thought he had everything. Now all he can think about is her. Adam has sung about second chances - but does he believe in them? And is he prepared to risk everything to find out if they ever come true?

The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Can you define your life by a single song? Adam Sharp - former pianist in a hip Melbourne bar, now a respectable IT consultant in Norwich - can. And it's 'You're Going to Lose that Girl' ...On the cusp of fifty and a happy introvert, Adam is content. He's the music expert at his local pub-quiz and he and his partner Claire rumble along. Life may not be rock n' roll, but neither is it easy listening. Yet something has always felt off-key. And that's his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair - more than twenty years ago, on the other side of the world - with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find - and then lose - love. How different might his life be if he hadn't let her walk away? Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them?

Other books by Graeme Simsion

Two Steps Forward the uplifting new novel from the author of The Rosie Project

Two Steps Forward the uplifting new novel from the author of The Rosie Project

Author: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A smart and funny story from the author of The Rosie Project - two misfits walk 2,000 km along the the Camino to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. A novel of second chances and reinvention from Graeme Simsion, and his wife Anne Buist. Optioned for film. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino (the Way) for centuries. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself, and a new beginning. But can these two very different people find themselves? Will they find each other? In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin's and Zoe's stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal - physical, psychological and spiritual. It's about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it's about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover along the way. Optioned by Fox Searchlight for Ellen DeGeneres to produce through A Very Good Production

Two Steps Forward the uplifting new novel from the author of The Rosie Project

Two Steps Forward the uplifting new novel from the author of The Rosie Project

Author: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

'Charming and absorbing' Daily Mail 'Sleepless in Seattle meets Wild ... A beautifully crafted tale of love, self-acceptance, and blisters' Sunday Express A smart, funny novel of second chances and reinvention from the author of The Rosie Project - two misfits walk 2,000 km along the Camino to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. Optioned for film by Ellen deGeneres, and now an international bestseller. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino (the Way) for centuries. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself, and a new beginning. But can these two very different people find themselves? Will they find each other? In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin's and Zoe's stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal - physical, psychological and spiritual. It's about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it's about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover along the way.

Two Steps Forward

Two Steps Forward

Author: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2018

A story of mid-life and second chances from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne BuistSoon to be a film produced by Ellen DeGeneresTwo misfits walk 2,000 kilometres along the Camino de Santiagoto find themselves and, perhaps, each other along the way.Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent pastfor Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce. Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Caminothe Wayfor centuries. The Camino changes you, its said. Its a chance to find a new version of yourself. But can these two very different people find each other? In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martins and Zoes stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewalphysical, psychological and spiritual. Its about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And its about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover.

Die Rosie-Romane

Die Rosie-Romane

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Nur fur kurze Zeit: Die Mega-Bestseller "e;Das Rosie-Projekt"e; und "e;Der Rosie-Effekt"e; jetzt zum sensationellen Preis von 9,99!Das Rosie-Projekt: Don Tillman sucht die Frau furs Leben: Sie muss punktlich sein, logisch denken konnen und gerne Fahrrad fahren - rauchen, trinken und an Horoskope glauben sollte sie nicht. Doch dann trifft Don auf Rosie (unpunktlich, Raucherin, Barkeeperin) und erkennt: Gefuhle haben ihre eigene Logik.Der Rosie-Effekt: Don Tillman, der unwahrscheinlichste romantische Held, den es je gab, hat seine Rosie gefunden. Aber mit dem Happy-End wird es nun erst richtig komliziert. Don entdeckt die Liebe nach der Heirat. Und dabei erkennt er: In der Ehe steht Vernunft nicht immer an erster Stelle.

Rosie Project

Rosie Project

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2017

MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who's decided it's time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don't find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion's distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. The Rosie Project is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection.

Rosie Effect

Rosie Effect

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2017

With The Rosie Project, "e;Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,"e; Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and charming sequel to the international sensation. Get ready to fall in love all over again. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he's left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

A hilariously realistic romance, Graeme Simsion, the international BESTSELLING author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, introduces The Best of Adam Sharp . . . Will he risk it all for a second chance at first love?' After twenty-two years without any contact at all, Angelina Brown, my Great Lost Love, decides to change the world and emails Hi . . .'Adam Sharp met the love of his life on the other side of the world. He was playing in a bar in Australia when Angelina requested a song. It was the start of a relationship he's never forgotten - but not every duet ends on a high note.Two decades later and half a world away, Adam is stunned by Angelina's message. He thought he was happy. He thought he had everything. Now all he can think about is her. Adam has sung about second chances - but does he believe in them? And is he prepared to risk everything to find out if they ever come true?

Best of Adam Sharp

Best of Adam Sharp

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2017

Sliding Doors meets High Fidelity. AU ReviewFrom the #1 bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, an unforgettable new novel about lost love and second chances. A must-read for fans of Nick Hornby and Karen Joy Fowler.A man settled into his routines, Adam Sharp is content. Hes happy with his partner, Claire, hes the music expert at trivia night at the pub, he looks after his mother and he does the occasional consulting job in ITbut theres something he can never quite shake off.And thats his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair more than twenty years ago with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to findand then loselove. How different might his life be if he hadnt let her walk away?And then, out of nowhere, from the other side of the world, Angelina gets in touch. What does she want? Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them?The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories, about staying together and drifting apart, but most of all, its about the power of the songs we sing when we fall in love.

Der Mann, der zu traumen wagte

Der Mann, der zu traumen wagte

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

Was ware, wenn deine groe Liebe nach langen Jahren wieder auftaucht? Darfst du alles riskieren fur einen Traum? Fur das ganz groe Gluck? Keiner schreibt so unnachahmlich uber Manner und Gefuhle wie Das Rosie-ProjektAutor Simsion. Adam Sharp gefallt sein Leben: er lebt mit Claire zusammen, arbeitet als IT-Berater in London und gewinnt beim Pub-Quiz alle Musikfragen. Aber ab und zu uberkommt ihn die Erinnerung an Angelina Brown. Vor uber 20 Jahren, im sonnigen Melbourne, erlebte er mit ihr, was es bedeutet, wenn man die Liebe findet - und sie verliert. Wie ware sein Leben verlaufen, wenn er sie damals nicht hatte gehen lassen?Vollig uberraschend meldet sich Angelina bei ihm. Was will sie? Haben die Songs doch recht, die von der ewigen Liebe erzahlen? Sie ladt ihn in ihr Landhaus nach Frankreich ein. Adam muss sich fragen: wieviel Risiko darf man eingehen, wenn Traume auf einmal wahr werden konnten? Der groe Roman uber die Mitte des Lebens und das Gefuhl, noch jung zu sein, ubers Begegnen und Auseinanderleben, und eigentlich daruber, ob in der Liebe gestern und heute zusammenpassen. Der neue Roman vom Autor des Weltbestsellers Das Rosie-Projekt Graeme Simsion.

Best of Adam Sharp

Best of Adam Sharp

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion, read by David Barker. The heart warming new novel from Graeme Simsion, the international bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect Can you define your life by a single song? Adam Sharp - former pianist in a hip Melbourne bar, now a respectable IT consultant in Norwich - can. And its Youre Going to Lose that Girl . . . On the cusp of fifty and a happy introvert, Adam is content. Hes the music expert at his local pub-quiz and he and his partner Claire rumble along. Life may not be rock n roll, but neither is it easy listening. Yet something has always felt off-key. And thats his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair - more than twenty years ago, on the other side of the world - with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find - and then lose - love. How different might his life be if he hadnt let her walk away? Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them? The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories, about staying together and drifting apart, but most of all, its about how the music we make together creates the soundtrack that shapes our lives.

The Best of Adam Sharp

The Best of Adam Sharp

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2017

The heart warming new novel from Graeme Simsion, the international bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect Can you define your life by a single song? Adam Sharp - former pianist in a hip Melbourne bar, now a respectable IT consultant in Norwich - can. And it's 'You're Going to Lose that Girl' . . . On the cusp of fifty and a happy introvert, Adam is content. He's the music expert at his local pub-quiz and he and his partner Claire rumble along. Life may not be rock n' roll, but neither is it easy listening. Yet something has always felt off-key. And that's his nostalgia for what might have been, his blazing affair - more than twenty years ago, on the other side of the world - with Angelina Brown, a smart and sexy, strong-willed actress who taught him for the first time, as he played piano and she sang, what it meant to find - and then lose - love. How different might his life be if he hadn't let her walk away? Then, out of nowhere, Angelina gets in touch. Adam has sung about second chances, but does he have the courage to believe in them? The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old and feeling young, about happy times and sad memories, about staying together and drifting apart, but most of all, it's about how the music we make together creates the soundtrack that shapes our lives.

Rosie Effect

Rosie Effect

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2014

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But theyre about to face a new challenge becausesurprise!Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: hes left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most. Graeme Simsion first introduced these unforgettable characters in The Rosie Project, which NPR called sparkling entertainment along the lines of Whered You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally. The San Francisco Chronicle said, sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud. If you were swept away by the audiobook thats captivated listeners worldwide, you will love The Rosie Effect.

Der Rosie-Effekt

Der Rosie-Effekt

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2014

Nach dem Mega- Bestseller Das Rosie-Projekt geht es weiter! In Graeme Simsions romantischer Komodie Der Rosie-Effekt entdeckt Don Tillman, unser Traummann der Herzen, die Liebe in der Ehe. O Baby! Fur Don, den unwahrscheinlichsten romantischen Helden, den es je gab, geht's nach dem Happy-End geht's erst richtig los.Don Tillmans "e;Ehefrau-Projekt"e; hat geklappt. Er lebt mit Rosie in New York. Und Rosie ist schwanger. Don will naturlich der brillanteste werdende Vater aller Zeiten sein, sturzt sich in die Forschung und entwickelt einen wissenschaftlich exakten Schwangerschafts-Zeitplan fur Rosie. Aber seine ungewohnlichen Recherchemethoden fuhren erstmal dazu, dass er verhaftet wird. Was Rosie auf keinen Fall erfahren darf, um ihre Beziehung nicht zu belasten. Also muss Don improvisieren, seinen Freund Gene einspannen und Lydia, die Sozialarbeiterin, davon uberzeugen, dass er ein Superdad sein wird. Bei alledem ubersieht er fast das Wichtigste: seine Liebe zu Rosie und die Gefahr, sie genau dann zu verlieren, wenn sie ihn am meisten braucht.

The Rosie Project Don Tillman 1

The Rosie Project Don Tillman 1

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it's not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not. Sometimes, though, you don't find love: love finds you...

Das Rosie-Projekt

Das Rosie-Projekt

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2013

Der Weltbestseller mit Humor und Gefuhl: die romantische Komodie Das Rosie-Projekt von Graeme Simsion Don Tillman will heiraten. Allerdings findet er menschliche Beziehungen oft hochst verwirrend und irrational. Was tun? Don entwickelt das Ehefrau-Projekt: Mit einem 16-seitigen Fragebogen will er auf wissenschaftlich exakte Weise die ideale Frau finden. Also keine, die raucht, trinkt, unpunktlich oder Veganerin ist. Und dann kommt Rosie. Unpunktlich, Barkeeperin, Raucherin. Offensichtlich ungeeignet. Aber Rosie verfolgt ihr eigenes Projekt: Sie sucht ihren biologischen Vater. Dafur braucht sie Dons Kenntnisse als Genetiker. Ohne recht zu verstehen, wie ihm geschieht, lernt Don staunend die Welt jenseits beweisbarer Fakten kennen und stellt fest: Gefuhle haben ihre eigene Logik.

Rosie Project

Rosie Project

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a wonderful husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logicalmost definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligentand on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosieand the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper. The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Data Modeling Theory & Practice

Data Modeling Theory & Practice

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2007