Best-selling children's author and creator of Horrid Henry.
Francesca Simon biography and information
- Francesca Simon is an American-born author who attended both Yale and Oxford universities studying Medieval Studies and Old English. After university she worked as a journalist, writing for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Telegraph and Vogue.
- She started writing children's books shortly after having her own son and is now one of the UK's best-selling authors. The Horrid Henry series have sold over 18 million copies and been turned into a popular cartoon series shown on CITV.
- She is the first American to win in the Children's Book of the Year category at the British Book Awards and currently lives in London with her family.
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