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Simon Barnes

2012 Honorary Graduate

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Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes is a sport and wildlife writer. He is chief sportswriter for The Times, and also writes two weekly columns on wildlife where he has written for the paper since 1982.

Simon has written 20 1/2 books, including three novels and one collaboration. His most recent is 'Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed'.

He has worked on local papers for four years before moving to Asia for four years of freelance journalism. Simon returned to England with Cindy Lee Wright, whom he married and worked as a sports columnists on GQ magazine and later for The Spectator.

He has written for the RSPB's Birds magazine for 20 years and as a journalist for The Times has won numerous awards. His sports books include Horsesweat and Tears, a year in the life of John Dunlop s racing stable, and more recently, the roundly praised The Meaning of Sport. Simon, who lives in East Anglia, is a council member of the World Land Trust and a patron of Save The Rhino.