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, 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.”

He is currently working on his second book, 'A Game of Birds and Wolves' (Sceptre/ Little, Brown), due for publication in 2019. He lives in West Sussex, England.