Pen Name: None
Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
Photo Credit: Will O'Leary
Simon is a Chicago native.
Biographical and Professional Information
Scott Simon is one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
- Home and Away, Memoir of a Fan, Hyperion, 1997
- Pretty Birds: A Novel, Random House 2006
- Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, Wiley, 2007
- Windy City: A Novel of Politics, Random House 2008
- Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption, Random House, 2010
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan
Release Date: 2000-05-03
Pretty Birds: A Novel
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Windy City: A Novel of Politics
Release Date: 2008-03-11
Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Peabody Award - special citation for his weekly essays
Studs Terkel Award
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
635 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
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