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Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, India and Asia, and now lives in New York.

Having reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning twenty-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he is currently the Asia-Pacific editor for Condé Nast Traveler and contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as to the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC.

Simon Winchester's books include Outposts: Travels to the Remains of the British Empire; Korea: A Walk through the Land of Miracles; The Pacific; Pacific Nightmare, a fictional account of the aftermath of the Hong Kong hand-over; Prison Diary, Argentina, the story of three months spent in a Patagonian jail on spying charges during the Falklands war; The River at the Centre of the World - A Journey Up the Yangtze, Back in Chinese Time, The Surgeon of Crowthorne, The Fracture Zone and The Map That Changed the World.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Simon Winchester

The Men Who United the States The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America by Simon Winchester
The Men Who United the States The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America
Simon Winchester
What comes across in Simon Winchester’s account of the physical origins of America is the absolute vastness of the country, the task facing the first explorers and those who tried to tame the land. As ever he is a master...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2014
Atlantic : A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester
Atlantic : A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Simon Winchester
The Atlantic Ocean from its first existence, our discovery of it as a immense sea between Europe and the Americas through to its likely demise. It stays absorbing and hugely informative from page one with Simon Winchester tackling geology, geography,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
Atlantic : A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester
Atlantic : A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Simon Winchester
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 5 May 2011. The Atlantic Ocean from its first existence, our discovery of it as a immense sea between Europe and the Americas through to its likely demise. It stays absorbing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
A Crack In The Edge Of The World by Simon Winchester
A Crack In The Edge Of The World
Simon Winchester
The massive earthquake of 1906 in San Francisco is the basis from which Simon Winchester reveals the elemental story of the earth beneath our feet and why the world does from time to time crack open with such devastating results....
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2005
The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption by Simon Winchester
The Map That Changed the World: A Tale of Rocks, Ruin and Redemption
Simon Winchester
This was first published in 2001 but I’ve included it here as it is one of the very best books that followed the Longitude method of science writing, homing in on one small step in history, showing how one man’s...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2002

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