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 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 won the Society for Professional Journalists' (SPJ) inaugural prize for excellence in game-related feature writing. 

Parkin's first non-fiction book, Death by Video Game, was published in 2015 by Serpent’s Tail in the UK, and in the US in June 2016 by Melville House and is a New York Times Book Review 'Recommended Read', described as “weighty, often serious — and very, very good.”