He has gained recognition for sparking an interest in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in his controversial novel Two Weeks with the Queen (1990). Gleitzman has collaborated on children"s series with another Australian children"s author, Paul Jennings. Gleitzman has also published three collections of his newspaper columns for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald as books for an adult readership, and he used to write for the popular Norman Gunston Show in the 1970s.
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His latest book in the "Once" series, After, was released in 2012. His most successful books are the Toad trilogy of books
Gleitzman was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. He moved to Australia when he was 16.