Colin Thompson


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in Ealing, London, The United Kingdom
October 18, 1942

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Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world.

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Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, THE DRAGONS series, THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS
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How to Live Forever

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Prime Suspect (The Floods #5)

3.83 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Survivor (The Floods #4)

3.98 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Looking for Atlantis

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Sekolah Sihir (The Floods, #2)

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Top Gear (The Floods, #7)

3.92 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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“I keep saying that I had everything, but all I had was endless tomorrows.”
Colin Thompson, How to Live Forever

“I have always believed in the magic of childhood and think that if you get your life right that magic should never end. I feel that if adults cannot enjoy a children’s book properly there is something wrong with either the book or the adult reading it. This of course, is just a smart way of saying I don't want to grow up.”
Colin Thompson

“She was wearing her new purple miniskirt with the split up the side and an incredibly bright red lipstick she had bought off the internet that was guaranteed to drive boys wild”
Colin Thompson, Good Neighbors
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