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Simon David Eden - Author

Simon David Eden a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Simon has written screenplays for film and award-winning television drama. He has also worked as a lyricist, lecturer, designer and playwright. This is his first fiction novel.

A Q&A with Simon David Eden

Q. Education

A. I was expelled from my first senior school for failing to attend. The local woods and wildlife were a lot more friendly and interesting! I was then sent to Moulsecoomb School - on the (then) notorious council estate where I lived. It was pretty wild. Wood chisels were thrown, a class was set on fire, there were bare-knuckle fights pretty much every day, and that was just the girls! In my mid-twenties I earned a scholarship to study film at the Royal College of Art. Still proud of my MA Distinction and grateful to Prof. Dick Ross for taking a leap of faith.

‘Cool’, and ¿dígame? – the latter I picked up while living in Mallorca. It’s what the locals say when they answer the phone. Literally: Tell me, speak to me. I use it everywhere but on the phone.

Spiderman; Santiago in Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’; Terry Malloy in Budd Shulberg’s ‘On the Waterfront’; Oskar in Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’. All flawed, all trying to find themselves while struggling with weighty moral dilemmas.

H Mortimer Batten, Paulo Coelho, Lewis Carroll, Jonathan Carroll, J K Rowling, Hans Christian Andersen, Stan Lee, Raymond Carver, Betty Smith, the poet Rumi, I could go on…

Write from the heart-mind. (see The Savage Kingdom for more detail!)

Featured Books, with extracts, by Simon David Eden

Reader ReviewedThe Savage Kingdom
Simon David Eden
July 2014 Debut of the Month An epic fantasy adventure about loyalty, courage, hope, survival... and the awesome power of nature. Michelle Paver meets Michael Morpurgo meets Homeward Bound in this unforgettable story between a girl and her cat.
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/07/2014
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