Francesca Simon

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Children's Author
Date of Birth February 23, 1955
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri
Age 66 years old
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Francesca Isabella Simon is an American author who resides in North London. She is most famous for writing the Horrid Henry series of children's books. She is the daughter of screenwriter, director and playwright Mayo Simon.

Born: Francesca Isabella Simon, (age), St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American
Genre: Children's literature
Notable works: Horrid Henry
Spouse: Martin Stamp
Children: Joshua Stamp (b. 1989)
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About Francesca Simon

Children's novelist who penned the popular Horrid Henry book series. Her more than twenty Horrid Henry titles include Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy and Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb.

Before Fame

She attended both Yale University and Oxford University, majoring in Old English and Medieval studies. She published her first Horrid Henry book in 1994.


She won The Children's Book of the Year Award in 2008 for Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman.

Family Life

She was born in Missouri and raised in California as the daughter of playwright Mayo Simon. She later settled in London, England with her husband, Martin, and the couple's son, Joshua.


She won the Children's Book of the Year award one year before Stephenie Meyer earned the same honor.

Information related to Francesca Simon

  • Writers from St. Louis
  • American emigrants to England
  • Alumni of Jesus College, Oxford
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Latest information about Francesca Simon updated on February 27, 2021.

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