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."


"The Great Pretender: Britain's Greatest Art Forger," Guardian, May 2017.


"Fumito Ueda's Slow Route To Perfection," New Yorker, December 2016.

"The Prickly Genius of Jonathan Blow," New Yorker, January 2016.


"Postscript: Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)," New yorker, july 2015.

"The Gospel According to Taylor Swift," New Statesman, June 2015.

"Simon Amstell's Ego," New Yorker, April 2015.

"Hidetaka Miyazaki: Japan's Most Interesting Video-Game Director," Guardian, April 2015.


"Postscript: Postscript: Ralph Baer, a Video-Game Pioneer," New Yorker, December, 2014.

"Haley Joel Osment Returns," New Yorker, November 2014.

"The Man Who Made A Game To Change The World," Eurogamer, November, 2014.

"Tony Hale: An Actor In Search of Contentment," New Yorker, September 2014.

"Inside Marc Maron's Garage," New Yorker, July 2014.

"Brenda Romero's Quest For Healing," Kotaku, June 2014.

"The 12-Year-Old Girl Who Invented Video Games," Edge magazine, April 2014.


"Video Games Are Broken: One Man's Thirty Year Quest To Fix A Medium", Kotaku, December 2013.

"The Space Invader," New Yorker, October 2013.

"Postscript: The Man Behind Nintendo," New Yorker, September 2013.

"The Creator," New Yorker, April 2013.


"Nolan Bushnell: Gaming's Absent Father", Eurogamer, August 2012.

"The Rise And Collapse Of Yoshinori Ono", Eurogamer, June 2012.

"Hideo Kojima", Guardian, May 2012.

"Shigeru Miyamoto", Guardian, April 2012.


"Daigo Umehara: The King Of Fighters", Eurogamer, November 2009.