Simon Van Booy
Simon Van Booy is the award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen books for adults and children. He is the editor of three volumes of philosophy and has written for The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, and the BBC.
His books have been translated into many languages and optioned for film. Raised in rural North Wales, he currently lives in New York where he is also a book editor and a volunteer E.M.T. for Central Park Medical Unit and R.V.A.C.
Infused with poetic clarity and graced with humor, Simon Van Booy’s innovative novella asks the reader to find beauty–even gratitude–in the cycle of birth and death. Stripped of artifice, The Presence of Absence is a meditation between the writer and the reader, an imaginative work that challenges the deceit of written words and explores our strongest emotions. Simon Van Booy is not only a master storyteller but a writer whose fiction is rich with philosophical insights into things both mapped and undiscovered. The Presence of Absence parts the darkness to reveal what has been just out of sight all along.
Tantalising...some of the most beautiful prose of Van Booy's oeuvre The Presence of Absence runs blood-rich with declarations that make you inhale sharply." - The Washington Post