Since the publication of Unreal! in 1985, readers all around the world have devoured Paul Jennings' stories. He has been voted 'favourite author' by Australian children over forty times and has won every children's choice award in Australia. In 1995 Paul was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature, and in 2001 he was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature. In 2007, Paul Jennings' worldwide sales surpassed 8 million copies.