Alan Simpson is from New Zealand, but has spent the past eleven years living in Amsterdam with his Dutch wife and their two young sons.
The Mop is his first book and he enjoys writing a lot more than his previous jobs of which there were many. Alan has lived and worked in New Zealand, Switzerland, England, Israel, Sweden, Australia and the Netherlands. The Mop, his first novel, tells the unbelievable (and autobiographic) story of a young man trying to find himself amidst the seedy underworld of the Australian red light district, where the villains are the upright citizens of the city and the heroes are prostitutes, drug addicts and queens.
Aside from writing, he collects records, takes photos and spends too much time on the internet.