Simon Parkin

Writer & Journalist

Simon Parkin is a contrinuting writer to the New, a freelance journalist and author of the book "Death by Video Game."

Simon Parkin is a British writer and journalist for magazines, newspapers and websites. He is contributing writer for the New, a regular contributor to the Guardian's Long Read, and a critic for The Observer newspaper.


During the past decade he has contributed to The New York Times, Harper's, the Guardian, New Statesmen, Technology Review, BBC and a variety of other publications.

His work has been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and he is a finalist in the Foreign Press Association Media Awards.

Parkin's first non-fiction book, Death by Video Game, is a New York Times Book Review 'Recommended Read', described as “weighty, often serious — and very, very good.” He is currently working on his second book. He lives in West Sussex, England.