Born: Established: 1961 Melbourne ;
Andy Griffiths studied Arts at university, was a singer in a rock band, and has been a taxi driver, a factory worker and a bottle-shop attendant. After gaining a Diploma in Education he became a teacher and started writing humorous stories for children.
His series of Just... books has won a number of children's literature awards and have been published in the US and UK. The series has also been made into a cartoon.Griffiths is also the author of school text books.