Simon Van Booy

A writer and essayist, Simon won the world's richest and most prestigious short story prize, the £30,000 Frank O'Connor award for his second collection of short stories, Love Begins in Winter. In 2011 his debut novel, Everything Beautiful Began After, was published by Harper Perennial. He currently lives in New York, where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

Simon gained BA(Hons) Writing, now BA(Hons) Creative Writing