Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of thirteen books that include: The Secret Lives of People in Love (short-listed for the Vilcek Prize), Love Begins in Winter (awarded the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), Everything Beautiful Began After, The Illusion of Separateness, Tales of Accidental Genius, Father's Day, The Sadness of Beautiful Things (short-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize), two novels for children, Gertie Milk & The Keeper of Lost Things and Gertie Milk & The Great Keeper Rescue, along with three anthologies of philosophy, Why We Fight, Why Our Decisions Don't Matter and Why We Need Love.
He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, National Public Radio, BBC and the Chinese edition of ELLE, where he wrote the 'New Yorker' column for eight years. His books have been translated into many languages and optioned for film.
He is currently working on two novels, Kentucky and Souvenirs (release date TBC) a series of novels for children set in Brooklyn (release date TBC), and a book of ghost stories (release date TBC). His latest non-fiction work (coming in 2020 from ACC Art Books) is a collaborative effort, which tells the stories in words, photographs, and archival images, of the men and women who hand-build Rolls Royce motorcars.