Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, British-born but now a US citizen, spent 30 years as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian and the London Sunday Times—based in Belfast, Washington, New Delhi, Hong Kong and New York—before turning to full-time writing in 1998. He has written 27 books, includingThe Professor and the Madman,  Krakatoa, The Map that Changed the World, A Crack in the Edge of the World, The Man Who Loved China, Atlantic, The Men Who United the States and Pacific. He was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006, for services to literature,  and is an Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford. He lives in western Massachusetts and New York City.

 

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Photo by Setsuko Winchester

Photo by Setsuko Winchester