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Graeme Simsion

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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 sequel, The Rosie Effect, is also a bestseller, with total sales of the two novels approaching five million.
Graeme's third novel was The Best of Adam Sharp, a story of a love affair re-kindled - and its consequences. Movie rights have been optioned by Vocab Films with Toni Collette attached to play the role of Adam's great lost love, Angelina.
Graeme's fourth novel, Two Steps Forward is a story of renewal set on th
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Graeme Simsion Neither book says that Don has Asperger's (high functioning autism) but Claudia (in the first book) alludes to it and Lydia (in the second book) comes…moreNeither book says that Don has Asperger's (high functioning autism) but Claudia (in the first book) alludes to it and Lydia (in the second book) comes right out and says it. I didn't research Asperger's: Don is based on people I met in physics, information technology and doing a PhD, so don't consider myself qualified to diagnose him. BUT, experts in the field assure me that 'Don has Asperger's' and the Asperger's community say the same thing. It was not my intention to make light of Asperger's and the response from the Asperger's / ASD community has overall been very positive. I've been invited to speak at their events, and they regard Don as typical but not stereotypical. He's seen as a good role model: readers generally love him, and that's a good thing for the image of ASD. There's comedy, but I think there's also depth, if you want to go looking. My comedy mentor, Tim Ferguson is fond of saying "Make 'em laugh, make 'em cry, make 'em think" and argues (as I do) that comedy can tackle big subjects and often offer insight - and even change the minds of people who might not otherwise be receptive. Tim himsel f has multiple sclerosis and has a stand-up routine built around it - not making light, but making comedy.
The occasional complaint I've had has come from parents of kids with severe autism: kids who are unambigously disabled. Unfortunately, medical terminology lumps them and Don all in together. But Don would not consider himself disabled: he'd consider himself in a minority and his call would not be for a cure, but for acceptance.
And it's not all about Asperger's: most of us (particularly men) have a bit of Don in us!

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Graeme Simsion I’m only a couple of days ahead of the Hollywood gossip papers - and sometimes not that much. But I can clarify a couple of things that they usually…moreI’m only a couple of days ahead of the Hollywood gossip papers - and sometimes not that much. But I can clarify a couple of things that they usually get wrong:

1. It’s not an adaptation. I wrote the script before I re-wrote it as a novel.
2. Sony acquired the script.
3. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber have done a rewrite.
I understand Jennifer Lawrence is attached and Richard Linklater interested. This is brilliant news (as was the news of Neustadter and Weber working on the script) but I know not to count my chickens until the cameras roll.
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“But why, why, why can't people just say what they mean?”
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