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Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester studied geology at Oxford and has written for Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.
   Pacific Nightmare (1992)
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Simon Winchester recommends
The Dictionary of Lost Words (2021)
Pip Williams
"In the annals of lexicography, no more imaginative, delightful, charming, and clever book has yet been written. And if by writing it Pip Williams has gently rapped my knuckles for wrongly supposing that only white English men led the effort to corral and codify our language, then I happily accept the scolding. Her wonderfully constructed story has helped entirely change my mind."
Disappearing Earth (2019)
Julia Phillips
"I cannot speak too highly of Julia Phillips's thrilling, impeccably written and splendidly imagined story, set with rigorous attention to detail in one of the most volcanically dangerous and beautifully remote corners of the planet. An exciting beginning from an author whose literary future looks set to be stellar."
Two Lives (2005)
Vikram Seth
"I cannot remember ever being quite so moved by a memoir ... his achievement has exceeded all possible expectations."

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Books containing stories by Simon Winchester
The Kindness of Strangers (2016)
edited by
Don George

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