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Simon Winchester was born and educated in England. He was a foreign correspondent for more than thirty years includng twelve years for the Guardian in Asia, reporting on the Hong Kong handover to China for the newspaper in 1997, and twenty years as the Asia editor for Condé Nast Traveler. He is the author of many highly acclaimed and bestsellng works of non-fiction. He now lives in Massachusetts.

Books by Simon Winchester

When The Earth Shakes
Bomb, Book And Compass
The Surgeon of Crowthorne: Popular Penguins
A Crack In The Edge Of The World
Krakatoa
Outposts
The Map That Changed The World
The Surgeon Of Crowthorne