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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Scott Simon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois


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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- Peabody Award - special citation for his weekly essays Studs Terkel Award