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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.

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The Illusion of Separateness

3.98 avg rating — 4,646 ratings — published 2013 — 24 editions
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Everything Beautiful Began ...

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4.04 avg rating — 2,082 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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4.05 avg rating — 1,278 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
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Father's Day

3.87 avg rating — 813 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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The Sadness of Beautiful Th...

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Tales of Accidental Genius

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Why Our Decisions Don't Matter

3.46 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2010
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The Coming and Going of Str...

4.10 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Why We Need Love

3.56 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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“[I] read books because I love them, not because I think I should read them.”
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