Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface and Once.
"In a conclusion both devastating and hopeful, the innocence and
maturity of Felix's narrative voice conveys human resilience when
faced with the impossible." Publishers Weekly, starred
review of Then
"Sequel to the searing Once, this tale of young people trying to survive in Poland during World War II is equally powerful." Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Then
"While this book is perfectly understandable as a stand-alone title, it will be best appreciated by readers of the earlier volumes who are invested in the saga and who will find this title a clever and satisfying way of coming full circle." --School Library Journal on Now