Simon Lewis was born in Wales in 1971. He studied art at Goldmiths College in London, travelled for years, then wound up working as a guidebook researcher in Asia.
His first novel GO (1999), a travel thriller about backpackers, was written in a village in the Himalayas. It has been translated into German, Italian, Turkish and Swedish.
His second novel, BAD TRAFFIC (2008), is a crime thriller about people smugglers, featuring jaded Chinese cop, Inspector Jian. The book has been published in the UK and the US and translated into German, French, Swedish, Italian, Japanese and Turkish. In 2009 it was nominated for the LA Times Book of the Year Award and for the French SNCF prize for crime fiction.
His third travel thriller, BORDER RUN, was published in April 2012 in the US and the UK.
As a screenwriter, Simon has worked for Potboiler Films, Cloud 8 and Channel 4.
He spends most of his time in the UK, China or Japan.