Jake Wallis Simons

Jake Wallis Simons is a novelist, journalist and graphic artist. His acclaimed first novel, The Exiled Times of a Tibetan Jew, was named by the Independent on Sunday as a Book of the Year. His second novel, The English German Girl – about the Kindertransport – was published by Polygon in April 2011 and was one of the selections for the inaugural Fiction Uncovered promotion. His latest novel is Jam, about an unexplained but eventful traffic snarl-up on the M25. As ‘Jake Simons’, he is the author of a thriller about the Mossad, The Pure.

Jake writes regular features and columns for the Sunday Telegraph, and his writing has also appeared in The TimesGuardian, Independent on Sunday and La Repubblica among other publications. He is a contributor to BBC Radio 4′s From Our Own Correspondent.

Born in London in 1978, Jake was awarded a first-class degree in English from St Peter’s College, Oxford, before undertaking a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Jake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Practitioner-in-Residence at Bournemouth University. He lives with his family in Winchester.