Simon Lewis Interviews:
Le concierge masque/09.2011
Jen's Book Thoughts/05.06.2009
BBC London on Radio 94.9FM/27.02.2009
The Pulse South London Press/20.02.2009
The Page 69 Test/08.01.2009
SIMON & SCHUSTER/09.12.2008
It's a Crime!/08.07.2008
Yorkshire Post - Out Loud/31.01.2008
Simon Lewis's next novel 'BORDER RUN ' will be published
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.
DIP, a film written by Simon Lewis, will be screened on Channel 4 soon
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.
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.
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
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
Bad Traffic abroad
Bad Traffic is to be translated into Turkish.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bad Traffic abroad
Bad Traffic is to be translated into Japanese (Random house Kodansha), Italian (Baldini Castlodi Dalai) and German (Rowohlt Verlag GmbH).
Bad Traffic discussed:
IT'S A CRIME! blog (20.06.2008)
Irish Independent (14.06.2008)
BBC Mid Wales blog (1.06.2008)
31 May 2008
Simon Lewis talks at the Hay Festival
27 May 2008
Simon Lewis is in the Guardian
Essential Reading - 21 promising writers tipped for greatness.
Hay Festival, The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3
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.
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.
17 May 2008
World Cities: Shanghai
Frances Wood, Lauren Parker and Simon Lewis
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
Yorkshire Post interview
'In the mean streets of an unknown England'.
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.
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.