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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 As a novel, it won the 2012 Victorian Premier's award for an unpublished fiction manuscript.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?

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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?

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Other books by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project. ------ 'The phone call signalling an escalation in the Hudson Adjustment Problem came at 10:18 a.m. on a Friday morning . . .' Meet Don Tillman, the genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything. But he's facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations. Right now he is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral; his wife of 4,380 days, Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; and - the most serious problem of all - their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school. He's a smart kid, but socially awkward-not fitting in. Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share the solutions with Hudson. He'll need the help of old friends and new, lock horns with the education system, and face some big questions about himself. As well as opening the world's best cocktail bar. Big-hearted, hilarious and exuberantly life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of overthinking. ------ 'Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart' Observer 'Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny' Independent 'Brilliant, important, good-hearted' Guardian 'Exuberantly life-affirming' Sunday Times

The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

THE WONDERFUL FINAL INSTALMENT TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SERIES THAT BEGAN WITH THE ROSIE PROJECT AS RECOMMENDED ON BILL GATES' SUMMER READING LIST 'A fast-paced enjoyable journey. Genuinely heartwarming' Independent __________ Big-hearted, hilarious and exuberantly life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of overthinking. Meet Don Tillman, the genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything. But he's facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations. Right now he is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral for all the wrong reasons; his wife of 4,380 days, Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; and - the most serious problem of all - their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school. He's a smart kid, but socially awkward and not fitting in. Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share the solutions with Hudson. He'll need the help of old friends and new, lock horns with the education system, and face some big questions about himself. As well as opening the world's best cocktail bar. If you liked The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, then you'll love The Rosie Project series. __________ 'Uplifting' Mail on Sunday 'Heart-warming and clever' Daily Mail 'Hilarity is the order of the day in this joyful read' Prima 'A fun and satisfying read' Sunday Express 'Incredibly funny, life-affirming and warm-hearted' Heat 'Offers a touching insight into autism, while Don's hilarious escapades keep the laughs coming' i Praise for The Rosie Project series: 'Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny' Independent 'Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart' Observer 'Exuberantly life-affirming' Sunday Times Brilliant, important, good-hearted' Guardian

The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally bestselling series that began with The Rosie Project. ------ 'The phone call signalling an escalation in the Hudson Adjustment Problem came at 10:18 a.m. on a Friday morning . . .' Meet Don Tillman, the genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything. But he's facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations. Right now he is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral; his wife of 4,380 days, Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; and - the most serious problem of all - their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school. He's a smart kid, but socially awkward-not fitting in. Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share the solutions with Hudson. He'll need the help of old friends and new, lock horns with the education system, and face some big questions about himself. As well as opening the world's best cocktail bar. Big-hearted, hilarious and exuberantly life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of overthinking. ------ 'Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart' Observer 'Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny' Independent 'Brilliant, important, good-hearted' Guardian 'Exuberantly life-affirming' Sunday Times

Two Steps Forward from the author of The Rosie Project

Two Steps Forward from the author of The Rosie Project

Author: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

A smart, funny novel of love, self-acceptance, second chances and blisters, from the author of The Rosie Project. Two misfits walk 2,000km along the Camino to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. 'Charming and absorbing' Daily Mail 'Sleepless in Seattle meets Wild . . . A beautifully crafted tale of love, self-acceptance, and blisters' Sunday Express 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 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 for film by Ellen deGeneres.

Two Steps Forward from the author of The Rosie Project

Two Steps Forward from the author of The Rosie Project

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

*THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* '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 Result - two misfits walk 2,000 km along the Camino to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. 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 for film by Ellen deGeneres.

Two Steps Forward from the author of The Rosie Project

Two Steps Forward from the author of The Rosie Project

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

*THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* '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 Result - two misfits walk 2,000 km along the Camino to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. 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

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?

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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.

The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie. Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex. But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life - while dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace. Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?