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Simon Higgins Simon Higgins i(A13735 works by)
Born: Established: 1958
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1963
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Simon Higgins was raised in Nigeria and South Australia. He has been a police officer with the South Australian Police Force, state prosecutor and a private investigator. He also had a stint working as a monster in a side-show ghost train. In 1994 he became a full time writer, drawing on his experiences in the law enforcement area in the writing of his thrillers and adventure novels for young adults.

He has been an invited participant and speaker at many writers' festivals throughout Australia and has conducted professional development seminars with teachers and librarians.

Higgins has travelled widely in South-East Asia and has an abiding interest in Asian cultures. He is a student of Iaido, a Japanese martial art that focusses on swordsmanship.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to travel to China to be mentored in scripting and designing a short animated film based on his Moonshadow series of novels.
2007 winner The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Jim Hamilton Award For unpublished novel 'The Seventh Samurai'

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Moonshadow : Eye of the Beast North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2008 Z1512937 2008 single work children's fiction children's adventure historical fiction fantasy 'Trained by a secret brotherhood. Charged with the fate of his world. Able to see through the eyes of animals. Young Moonshadow is an agent of the elite Grey Light order, spying for the Shogun of Japan at the dawn of an age of peace. But fanatical warlords plot to plunge the nation back into chaos using a foreign secret weapon. Up against Moonshadow on his first mission are seasoned spies, rogue samurai and most dangerous of all ... a beautiful girl. Can Moon's courage, sword and unique powers prevent his land sliding back into civil war? (Publisher's blurb)
2008 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Children's Division Best Long Fiction
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