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About Simon Worrall

The author of two highly acclaimed books, The Poet and the Murderer (Dutton & Plume/Penguin Putnam USA, 2002; Fourth Estate UK), which William Styron called, “A gripping tale, done with great style and elegance…it held me in its spell from beginning to end,” has also been published in Spain and France. His second book, the novelized true story of his mother in World War II, The Very White of Love (HarperCollins, 2018), was referred to by The Sunday Mirror as “A powerful and tender tale of love and war.” His latest book, StarCrossed: A True Romeo and Juliet Story In Hitler's Paris, which he wrote with his wife, critically acclaimed Holocaust biographer, Heather Dune Macadam, will be published by Kensington Citadel in September 2023.


Simon was born in Wellington, England in 1951 and spent his childhood in Eritrea, Paris and Singapore. He speaks six languages and is as comfortable being interviewed as he is interviewing. He has made many appearances on radio and television, including the BBC, NPR and PBS; and has written for publications all over the world, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, The London Times and Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, GQ, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler, Playboy, Die Zeit, The Independent and the New Statesman. His feature, “Emily Dickinson Goes To Las Vegas,” was the first piece of nonfiction ever published by George Plimpton in The Paris Review. He divides his time between England and the United States and is the father of one son.

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“Simon Worrall is a master storyteller.”

Carol Galanty, Amazon reader

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