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Simon Winchester

Simon WinchesterBorn: 28-Sep-1944
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Professor and the Madman

Wife: Judy (wife #1, m. 1966, div., three sons)
Wife: (m. 1989, div. 1997)
Daughter: (from an extramarital affair)

    University: BA Geology, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University

    The Sunday Times of London Foreign Correspondent
    The Guardian Reporter
    The London Daily Mail American Bureau Chief
    Officer of the British Empire 2006 New Years Honours List
    Espionage (charged and jailed, during Falklands War)
    Risk Factors: Color Blindness

Author of books:
In Holy Terror: Reporting the Ulster Troubles (1974)
American Heartbeat: Some Notes From a Midwestern Journey (1976)
Their Noble Lordships: Class and Power in Modern Britain (1982)
Prison Diary, Argentina: A Falklands Story (1983)
Stones of Empire: The Buildings of the Raj (1983, with Jan Morris)
Outposts (1985)
Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles (1988)
Pacific Rising: The Emergence of a New World Culture (1991)
Pacific Nightmare: How Japan Starts World War III (1992)
The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze and Back in Chinese Time (1996)
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (1998)
The Surgeon of Crowthorne (1998)
The Fracture Zone: A Return to the Balkans (1999)
The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology (2001)
The Warden of English: The Life of H. W. Fowler (2001)
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary (2003)
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 (2003)
Simon Winchester's Calcutta (2004, travel)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (2005)


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