Graeme C. Simsion is an Australian author, screenwriter, playwright, and data modeler.
With the publishing phenomenon of The Rosie Project and follow-up The Rosie Effect having sold over 5 million copies worldwide, the final of Graeme Simsion’s trilogy, The Rosie Result, is out now. There’s a proposed Hollywood adaptation in the works and even Bill Gates is even a fan. Travel is an integral part of all Graeme’s stories whether that’s rural France, his native Melbourne, a cosy house in Norwich or a grey day in Manchester. A lively and engaging conversation with this best-selling Australian author.   On this episode we cover:   The Rosie Project The Best of Adam Sharp Two Steps Forward – his book charting the Camino de Santiago de Compostela His most recent book, The Rosie Result Comedic but heartfelt subjects Selling over 5 million copies worldwide The different routes through Europe to France and Spain to the Camino de Santiago Finding the scallop-shaped symbol tracks to the Camino Walking from central France over 2000km over 87 days Getting their ‘walking passports’ stamped ‘You’ll get blisters, the walk will change you’ and crying when arriving at the Cathedral The 19 year old Belgian who suggested they write the book the together (with Anne his wife) Walking the Camino again along the Camino Frances ‘Finding a woman to sleep with’ from Catholics taking in pilgrims Can you help us find the Belgian guy…? He’s Mattias the mysterious Belgian who walked the Camino in 2011, starting in Switzerland Being born in New Zealand but moving to Australia age 12 Drawing from life for inspiration for his books The Norwich (England) house that inspired one of his stories …owned by Emma Healey – author of Elizabeth is Missing The size of Australian houses compared to English ones Having a washing machine upstairs! Living in inner city Melbourne Melbourne being one of the world’s most liveable cities His father chief planner for Melbourne The Botanic Gardens and the Myer Music Bowl ‘Sydney has the harbour and Melbourne has the culture’ Travelling with the book - Poland, Hungary, India, Bhutan and more Loving turning left when you go onto a plane Bhutan’s dramatic mountains and the tricky airport landing Seeing Mount Everest from the air The beautiful house they bought in southern Burgundy in France (instead of Italy) Adventurer Alistair Humphreys on the Big Travel Podcast Laurie Lee’s As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Writing and collaborating with his wife Anne in their French house With a glass of wine in the evening The colourful characters encountered in French villages Using these locations in his books The bleakness of Manchester in the winter The wonderful story of Adam Sharp’s ménage a trois in Franc Plenty of ‘Trangressive sex’! The great lesson he’s learned from travelling around the US The taxi driver in Pocatello Idaho on the way to see Bob Dylan Feeling physically threatened in Morocco Being pushed around in Paris How Carol Shields The Stone Diaries inspired him to ditch corporate life How life can change in an instant The quintessential, memorable hiking moment with a ukulele
Interview with Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect
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Creator Details

Location
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Episode Count
2
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
1 hour, 17 minutes