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Simon Van Booy

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March 15, 1975

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Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of 10 books of fiction, and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, NPR, and the BBC. His books have been translated into many languages. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter. In 2013, he founded Writers for Children, a project which helps young people build confidence in their storytelling abilities through annual awards.

Average rating: 3.93 · 11,982 ratings · 1,927 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Illusion of Separateness

3.98 avg rating — 4,242 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Everything Beautiful Began ...

3.73 avg rating — 2,664 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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The Secret Lives of People ...

4.03 avg rating — 1,877 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Love Begins in Winter: Five...

4.06 avg rating — 1,150 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Father's Day

3.87 avg rating — 716 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Tales of Accidental Genius

4.05 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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The Sadness of Beautiful Th...

3.88 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Why Our Decisions Don't Matter

3.46 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2010
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The Coming and Going of Str...

4.09 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Why We Need Love

3.58 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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“[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.”
Simon Van Booy

“You were unsure which pain is worse -- the shock of what happened or the ache for what never will.”
Simon Van Booy, Everything Beautiful Began After
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“Coincidences mean you're on the right path.”
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