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Simon James Green

Simon James Green grew up in a small town in Lincolnshire that definitely wasn’t the inspiration for Little Fobbing – so no-one from there can be mad with him, OK? He enjoyed a classic British education of assorted humiliations and barbaric PE lessons before reading Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he further embarrassed himself by accidentally joining the rowing team despite having no upper body strength and not being able swim. When it turned out that being a lawyer was nothing like how it looks in Suits or The Good Wife, and buoyed by the success of his late night comedy show that involved an inflatable sheep, he travelled to London to pursue a glamorous career in show business. Within weeks he was working in a call centre, had been mugged, and had racked up thousands of pounds worth of debt. Finding strength and inspiration in the lyrics of "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba, he eventually ended up working on a range of West End shows and UK tours, co-wrote a feature-length rom-com for the BBC and directed Hollyoaks for C4 / Lime Pictures. After trying really, really hard, he also managed to write Noah Can’t Even. If you are interested in stalking him, he still lives in London, where he spends a lot of time telling people that Noah Can’t Even is only partly autobiographical, and his mum has definitely never done a Beyoncé tribute act.

Genres: Young Adult Romance
New and upcoming books
March 2024

Jack Splash
June 2024

The Big Ask
   Noah Can't Even (2017)
   Noah Could Never (2018)
   Alex in Wonderland (2019)
   Heartbreak Boys (2020)
   The Life of Riley: Beginner's Luck (2020)
   You're the One that I Want (2021)
   The Sleepover Takeover (2022)
   Gay Club! (2022)
   Boy Like Me (2023)
   Finn Jones Was Here (2023)
   Jack Splash (2024) (with Tom Daley)
   The Big Ask (2024)
   The Double Life of Ted Amos (2024)
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Simon James Green recommends
Northern Soul (2024)
Phil Earle
"A brilliantly funny and achingly real story that perfectly captures the life of a teenage boy in all of its awkward, cringy glory. I absolutely loved it!"
Broken Hearts & Zombie Parts (2023)
William Hussey
"Blisteringly funny, joyous and smart, with such a big, beautiful heart."
Ellie Pillai is Brown (2022)
(Ellie Pillai, book 1)
Christine Pillainayagam
"I adored this."

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Books containing stories by Simon James Green
Proud (2024)
edited by
Juno Dawson

Award nominations
2022 YA Book Prize (nominee) : You're the One that I Want
2021 Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book (nominee) : The Life of Riley: Beginner's Luck

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