Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester has worked as a foreign correspondent for most of his career, although he graduated from Oxford in 1966 with a degree in geology and spent a year working as a geologist in the Ruwenzori Mountains in western Uganda, and on oil rigs in the North Sea.
His journalistic work, mainly for The Guardian and The Sunday Times, has based him in Belfast, Washington, DC, New Delhi, New York, London, and Hong Kong, where he covered such stories as the Ulster crisis, the creation of Bangladesh, the fall of President Marcos, the Watergate affair, the Jonestown Massacre, assassination of Egypt's President Sadat, the death and cremation of Pol Pot and, in 1982, the Falklands War. During this conflict he was arrested and spent three months in prison in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, on spying charges.

 


The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World Cover Image
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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2005

The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology Cover Image
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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary Cover Image
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 14th, 2004

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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom Cover Image
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Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire Cover Image
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The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time Cover Image
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Published: Picador - April 1st, 2004

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 Cover Image
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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 10th, 2006

Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators and Fading Empires Cover Image
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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 1st, 2011