Simon Lewis Latest

Simon Lewis Interviews:

Le concierge masque/09.2011

Interview

arukikata/07.2010

旅力UP interview

China Daily/04.11.2009

On the road

Jen's Book Thoughts/05.06.2009

Interview

BBC London on Radio 94.9FM/27.02.2009

Interviewed by Robert Elms

The Pulse South London Press/20.02.2009

Interview- Road to fame

The Page 69 Test/08.01.2009

on page 69 of Bad Traffic

SIMON & SCHUSTER/09.12.2008

author questionnaire

It's a Crime!/08.07.2008

guest blog: 'Simon Lewis talks about Bad Traffic and his plans for his (fiction) future'.

Yorkshire Post/11.02.2008

Yorkshire Post interview

Yorkshire Post - Out Loud/31.01.2008

talking about Bad Traffic on 'Out Loud', the Yorkshire Post books podcast.

Crimetime/30.12.2007

'Bad Traffic: Simon Lewis on his striking crime novel'.


February 2012

Simon Lewis's next novel 'BORDER RUN ' will be published

Simon Lewis's next novel BORDER RUN will be published in the US and in the UK in April 2012.

amazon.com
amazon.co.uk

February 2012

Now Simon Lewis's first novel 'Go' is available on the Kindle

Simon Lewis is the author of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize-nominated BAD TRAFFIC. His first backpacker novel GO (Corgi, 1999) is now available on the Kindle.

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August 2010

DIP, a film written by Simon Lewis, will be screened on Channel 4 soon

DIP will be on Channel 4, Thursday, August 26th, 2010 11:10pm to 11:40pm-Coming Up showcases dramas from the UK's most exciting emerging film makers.

UK-tv guide
IMDb

June 2010

Simon Lewis lands deal with Cloud Eight, Film4, Pathe

Christian Colson’s Cloud Eight Films, Film4 and Pathe are offering a script deal to Simon Lewis.

SCREEN DAILY

April 2010

Simon Lewis will attend the FIRN festival in Frontignan, France, in June

Simon Lewis will attend the FIRN international festival of crime fiction in Frontignan, France, June 25-28.

FIRN

April 2010

Bad traffic has been shortlisted for the 'Prix SNCF du Polar'

Bad traffic (Trafic Sordide) has been shortlisted for the 'Prix SNCF du Polar' in France.

Prix SNCF du Pola

April 2010

Bad traffic has been shortlisted for the 'readers prize'

Bad traffic has been shortlisted for the 'readers prize' category at the Villeneuve les Avignon festival of crime fiction. Simon will attend the festival, which takes place on the 2 an 3rd of October 2010 in Villeneuve les Avignon, France.

The Villeneuve les Avignon festival of crime fiction

March 2010

Bad Traffic abroad

Bad Traffic is to be translated into Turkish.

February 2010

Simon Lewis's crime drama, DIP, will be on Channel 4 in the Autumn

Simon Lewis's crime drama, DIP, will be filmed in late February, and will be shown on Channel 4 in the Autumn.


February 2010

The best crime novels of the decade by The Times online

Simon Lewis's Bad Traffic has been selected as one of the best crime novels of 2008 by The Times online.

Times Online

Nov 2009

Crime writing workshop at Criminal Intent

Simon Lewis will hold a crime writing workshop at Criminal Intent, a Crime Writing Conference in Abergavenny, Wales.

14 November 2009 Saturday
Add: St Mary's Priory, Abergavenny
10.00am to 4.00pm
Day Tickets price:
£10.00 for the day including buffet (to be booked one week in advance)
£5.00 for the day event no lunch

Details at the academi website: www.academi.org/criminal-intent
Enquiries:+44 (0)29 2047 2266
email: post@academi.org

May 2009

Simon Lewis' novel GO will be re-released

Simon Lewis' first packpacker novel GO will be reprinted by Rowohlt in Germany with a striking cover design. Please check it out.

amazon.de

25th April 2009

Simon Lewis will be talking at the LA Times Book Festival

Simon will be talking alongside mystery novelists Denise Hamilton and Michael Koryta at the LA Times Book festival on the 25th of April, at 1:30 pm, on the UCLA campus. The subject is 'black and white mysteries'; meaning, (I think), the influence of noir on thrillers. Check the website for further details.

LA Times Book Festival

18th April 2009

Simon Lewis will be reading from Bad Traffic at London's Eastside Bookshop

Simon will be reading from Bad Traffic at the Eastside Bookshop, 166 Brick Lane, on Saturday 18th April, at 2pm. It's a lovely little shop and the area is quite funky, with a lively market just outside and plenty of bright young things wandering around. It will be a pretty informal event.

Eastside Bookshop

March 2009

Bad Traffic has been shortlisted for the LA Times Book Prize

Bad Traffic has made the shortlist of five for the LA Times Book Prize (Mystery/Thriller category). The award ceremony will take place on the 24th of April, 2009.

2008 Book Prize Finalists
LA Times Festival of Books
The 14th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the largest celebration of the written word.- 25 ・26 April at UCLA Main Campus

January 2009

Bad Traffic has made the shortlist

Bad Traffic has made the last ten in the 'Spread the Word' world book day promotion, so thanks to everyone who voted. Now there is a new round of voting, as the final ten get whittled down to one. Please vote for Bad Traffic - it takes just a moment, and you could win some book tokens.

Spread the Word

www.spread-the-word.org.uk/
Votes on the long list have not been carried over and so you are invited to cast your vote again for any of the titles on the shortlist of ten. Voting closes at noon on Friday 27th February. The winner will be announced on World Book Day - Thursday 5th March 2009.

October 2008

Bad Traffic has been selected as one of 'fifty great books to talk about'

Bad Traffic has been selected as one of 'fifty great books to talk about' for 'spread the word' promotion, which is part of world book day. Simon would be pleased if you would vote for it to join the final ten. A piece in the Telegraph online lists all the titles.

Telegraph online

www.spread-the-word.org.uk/
Voting on the long list will end on 2nd January 2009. A short list of ten titles will be announced on 30th January 2009 and voting will recommence.The winner will be announced on World Book Day - Thursday 5th March 2009.

August 2008

Bad Traffic abroad

Bad Traffic is to be translated into Japanese (Random house Kodansha), Italian (Baldini Castlodi Dalai) and German (Rowohlt Verlag GmbH).

June 2008

Bad Traffic discussed:

IT'S A CRIME! blog (20.06.2008)
Irish Independent (14.06.2008)
BBC Mid Wales blog (1.06.2008)

IT'S A CRIME!
BBC-Mid Wales Hay on Wye-Rhian's Blog
Independent.ie

31 May 2008

Simon Lewis talks at the Hay Festival

27 May 2008

Simon Lewis is in the Guardian

Simon Lewis in Guardian

Essential Reading - 21 promising writers tipped for greatness.

Hay Festival, The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3
Guardian

1 June 2008, 9AM, £4

Simon Lewis is going to talk
at the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival 2008

Start the Day: Broken China
Simon Lewis's Bad Traffic pitches a Chinese cop onto the mean streers of rural England on a search for his daughter. Diane Wei Liang's Paper Butterfly is an urban sleuth thriller, a Beijing Precious Ramotswe. They talk to Paul Blezard.

Hay Festival, The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3
www.hayfestival.com/wales/
21 HAY
Guardian books

April 2008

Bad Traffic Abroad

Bad Traffic is to be translated into French (Actes Sud) and Swedish (Schibsted Forlagen), and it's being published in the US (Simon & Schuster: Scribner) in December.

Simon & Schuster: Scribner, December 2008

17 May 2008

World Cities: Shanghai
Frances Wood, Lauren Parker and Simon Lewis

14:00-16:30
This event launches a new programme series which introduces the arts, history and culture of world cities associated with V & A exhibitions. Through the expertise and personal experiences of V & A curators, historians and travel writers pieces, of Shanghai's past and present are revealed.

Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
www.vam.ac.uk

February 2008

Yorkshire Post interview

'In the mean streets of an unknown England'.


Yorkshire Post
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk

February 2008

Simon Lewis talks about his work on 'Out Loud', the Yorkshire Post books podcast

Lewis reveals the roots of his story, his passion for travelling and for China and how Jian narrowly avoided being a monk.


Yorkshire Post
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk

December 2007

essay on the Crimetime webzine

Bad Traffic: Simon Lewis on his striking crime novel

Bad Traffic began life as a response to two real life crimes: the death by suffocation of more than fifty Chinese illegal immigrants in a lorry container, and the drowning of the cockle pickers in Morecombe Bay.

www.crimetime.co.uk