I’m an author and screenwriter and I sometimes do a bit of directing too. I actually did a Law degree at Cambridge University, but decided I loved writing and directing too much to go and be a lawyer. I’ve worked on lots of West End shows including The Rocky Horror Show, Rent and West Side Story and I’ve also directed Hollyoaks for Lime Pictures / C4. I write screenplays with my good friend Sarah Counsell, including Rules of Love, a feature-length musical rom-com for the BBC, which has since sold around the world. Noah Can’t Even was selected for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators ‘Undiscovered Voices’ competition in 2016 and it’s my first novel.
I was born in Nottingham; grew up in Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire; went to Uni in Cambridge and now live in London.
Things I love: Coffee, After Eight mints, books, Netflix, not going to the gym.
Things I hate: bad manners, people who put their feet on the seats, football, quinoa.
I once got in trouble for writing an article in the school newspaper where I described the Christmas carol concert as a ‘farce.’ (It was a farce. I’m not sorry).
Noah Can’t Even is not my first book! The first was called Toxic Danger! and I wrote it on my Gran’s typewriter when I was, maybe 12, I don’t know. According to the blurb on the back cover, it’s a ‘thrilling tale of lies, murder and excitement!’ I’m still waiting for the book deal.
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SIMON JAMES GREEN AUTHOR