Scott Simon

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General Information

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Name: Scott Simon

Pen Name: None

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois



Photo Credit: Will O'Leary

Illinois Connection

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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 078686415X
Release Date: 2000-05-03

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Pretty Birds: A Novel

ISBN: 0812973305
Release Date: 2006-05-09

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Windy City: A Novel of Politics

ISBN: 1400065577
Release Date: 2008-03-11

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Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption

ISBN: 1400068495
Release Date: 2010-08-24

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Literary Awards

Peabody Award - special citation for his weekly essays

Studs Terkel Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Weekend Edition

635 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001

External Links

Scott Simon on WorldCat

Scott Simon on Amazon

Scott Simon on Facebook


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