Simon Parkin

Author & Journalist

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

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

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

His work has been featured in 'The Best American Nonrequired Reading'. He is a finalist in the Foreign Press Association Media Awards and recipient of two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

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.”

His second book, 'A Game of Birds and Wolves' (Sceptre/ Little, Brown) is a work of narrative non-fiction set during the Second World War. It is due for publication in the UK November 2019 and in the US in early 2020.

He lives in West Sussex, England.