Simon is a writer, teacher and filmmaker.
Simon studied English Literature at Lancaster University and Film Production at the University of Bristol.
After years working as a camera assistant and then a magazine journalist, he started writing fiction in 2006. His short stories have been published in journals, anthologies and magazines including Dark Mountain, Gutter, Valve, PANK, Fractured West, Fire Crane, Southpaw and Smoke: a London Peculiar, as well as performed by Liars’ League and featured on BBC Radio 6Music. He won the Flashtag short short story slam in 2014 and written more than a thousand very short stories on Twitter.
Simon's debut novel The Visitors was published by Quercus Books in 2014. It was a Waterstones Scotland book of the month, part of WHS Smith Fresh Talent, joint winner of the Book Box prize and winner of the Guardian Not The Booker prize.
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