24 Apr 2018

Jeff Kinney: stuck in the head of a wimpy kid

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 24 April 2018
Jeff Kinney and Greg Heffley

Jeff Kinney and Greg Heffley Photo: supplied

Two hundred million book sales isn't bad for the wimpy kid who grew up to be one of the most successful children' authors of all time. Jeff Kinney produced his first book in the Diary of a Wiimpy Kid series in 2007. 

The stories of Greg Heffley negotiating the challenges of intermediate school are drawn from his own experiences and have given him enough material for 12 books and 4 movies with a 13th book in the works. 

Kinney will visit New Zealand for the first time in May for the Auckland Writer's Festival.

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