Joe Simpson





Joe Simpson


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in Sheffield, The United Kingdom
August 13, 1960

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Joe Simpson is the author of the bestselling Touching the Void, as well as four subsequent non-fiction books published by The Mountaineers Books: This Game of Ghosts, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, and The Beckoning Silence. The Beckoning Silence won the 2003 National Outdoor Book Award. The other three published by The Mountaineers Books were all shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award.

Average rating: 4.17 · 41,645 ratings · 1,490 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Touching the Void: The True...

4.20 avg rating — 37,894 ratings — published 1988 — 62 editions
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The Beckoning Silence

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This Game of Ghosts

3.97 avg rating — 925 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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Dark Shadows Falling

3.82 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Storms of Silence

3.85 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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The Sound of Gravity

3.24 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Water People

3.10 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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Tot het uiterste: over geva...

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het geluid van de zwaartekr...

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“Life can deal you an amazing hand. Do you play it steady, bluff like crazy or go all in?”
Joe Simpson, Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

“Clouds hid the peaks and only their flanks were visible beneath a murky ceiling.”
Joe Simpson

“Part of what makes him (laid-back Tim Hudson)an ace is that he would never acknowledge that he is an ace.”
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