Simon Mason

Simon Mason was born in Sheffield in 1962. He was educated at local schools and studied English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. He currently works as Senior Acquisitions Editor at ABC-CLIO Inc and lives in Oxford with his wife and two children. He is the author of three novels of black comedy for adults, The Great English Nude, which won a Betty Trask Award in 1990, Death of a Fantasist and Lives of the Dog-Stranglers. The Quigleys, his first book for children, was published in 2002. Hilarious and heart-warming, it marked the start of a series featuring the eccentric Quigley family and was Highly Commended in the Branford Boase Award 2003.

His most recent novel for children, Moon Pie, was published in April 2011 and has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.