Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester’s Followers (1,805)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo

Simon Winchester


Born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
September 28, 1944

Website

Genre


Simon Winchester, OBE, is a British writer, journalist and broadcaster who resides in the United States. Through his career at The Guardian, Winchester covered numerous significant events including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. As an author, Simon Winchester has written or contributed to over a dozen nonfiction books and authored one novel, and his articles appear in several travel publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic.

In 1969, Winchester joined The Guardian, first as regional correspondent based in Newcastle upon Tyne, but was later assigned to be the Northern Ireland Correspondent. Winchester's time in Northern Ireland placed him around several events of The Troubles, includi
...more

Simon Winchester isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but they do have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from their feed.

Possibly the Most Humorous Thing You Will Read All Week

Voice over:


There once was a boy band called SWAGGER who had a couple of hits in the late 80's, were very big in Japan and were once described by MTV as 'the reason why god invented dayglo'. Their debut album 'Batteries Not Included' went double platinum (in Norway) and they lived the high life, hanging out with Hefner at the mansion, opening for Frank Sinatra (Jnr) on his ill-fated 'Old green

Read more of this blog post »
6 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on December 14, 2013 08:03
Average rating: 3.85 · 186,601 ratings · 14,686 reviews · 71 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Professor and the Madma...

3.83 avg rating — 111,595 ratings — published 1998 — 84 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Krakatoa: The Day the World...

3.88 avg rating — 19,510 ratings — published 2003 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Map That Changed the Wo...

3.81 avg rating — 12,554 ratings — published 2001 — 36 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Crack in the Edge of the ...

3.79 avg rating — 6,680 ratings — published 2005 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Perfectionists: How Pre...

4.13 avg rating — 4,598 ratings — published 2018 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Meaning of Everything: ...

3.99 avg rating — 4,741 ratings — published 2003 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles...

3.73 avg rating — 4,663 ratings — published 2009 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Man Who Loved China: Th...

3.82 avg rating — 4,328 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Men Who United the Stat...

3.84 avg rating — 3,788 ratings — published 2013 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Pacific: The Ocean of the F...

4.02 avg rating — 3,355 ratings — published 2015 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Simon Winchester…

Related News

His Favorite Books About the Sea: Grab a thick blanket and a hot toddy to read this journalist's favorite bedtime books about the sea, the briny...
15 likes · 4 comments
Quotes by Simon Winchester  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“And after that, and also for each word, there should be sentences that show the twists and turns of meanings—the way almost every word slips in its silvery, fishlike way, weaving this way and that, adding subtleties of nuance to itself, and then perhaps shedding them as public mood dictates.”
Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

“Any grand new dictionary ought itself to be a democratic product, a book that demonstrated the primacy of individual freedoms, of the notion that one could use words freely, as one liked, without hard and fast rules of lexical conduct.”
Simon Winchester, The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

“The English language was spoken and written—but at the time of Shakespeare it was not defined, not fixed. It was like the air—it was taken for granted, the medium that enveloped and defined all Britons. But as to exactly what it was, what its components were—who knew?”
Simon Winchester, The Professor & the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity & the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Polls

190772
It is now time to set our poll and vote for the August thru October Non-fiction Book selection.

Time to vote!! Check all the books out - there are some really good reads going up in this poll.

Please make your selection and the winning book will post on August 8th and remain open until October 31st.

Remember you cannot vote from the app. You must go into Goodreads through a browser and then go to Bound Together, then in the upper right hand corner of the home page is a box with links. Click on Polls and it will take you right there.

Please, everyone, go vote so we can have a good discussion once the threads open up.

Thanks and Enjoy...

 
  10 votes, 18.9%

 
  8 votes, 15.1%

 
  7 votes, 13.2%

 
  7 votes, 13.2%

 
  6 votes, 11.3%

 
  5 votes, 9.4%

 
  4 votes, 7.5%

 
  3 votes, 5.7%

 
  3 votes, 5.7%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Book Challenge: Katy's 2009 Book Challenge 6 626 Mar 23, 2009 06:33AM  
Readers and Reading: This topic has been closed to new comments. July Chat 85 77 Jul 31, 2009 02:04PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Anyone started thinking about list for 2010? 116 361 Dec 30, 2009 12:04PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Tim's 50 books for 2009 19 472 Dec 30, 2009 05:53PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks 2734 2482 May 31, 2010 09:00PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 15.4 - Learn Your Numbers 137 381 Aug 19, 2010 10:47PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Simon to Goodreads.