Simon van Booy
Simon Van Booy was born in Great Britain and grew up in rural Wales. He is the author of The Secret Lives of People in Love, Love Begins in Winter (winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award) and the novel, Everything Beautiful Began After. His first play, HINDSIGHT, was recently staged in New York City. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and was a finalist for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise. His work has been translated into thirteen languages. His latest novel, The Illusion of Separateness was released autumn 2012. In 2013, he founded Writers for Children, a project which helps young people build confidence in their storytelling abilities through annual awards.