Simon Denyer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. He was formerly Beijing bureau chief for the Sydney Morning Herald and has worked as a correspondent in Tokyo, Tel Aviv, and Rome. Denyer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for international reporting, shared with the New York Times.
Simon Denyer’s book “The Man Who Connected the World” was published by Penguin/Random House. Denyer published “A Mosaic of Time: A Personal History of China” (Penguin/Random House), which includes his account of those years when he lived through some of the most traumatic events in modern Chinese history: the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen Square massacre. Denyer’s work is frequently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast.
Simon Denyer has won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting twice. He received the George Polk Award for international reporting for his coverage of the Arab Spring. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.”
He has also received the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, the Overseas Press Club Award for foreign reporting, the National Headliner Award for foreign reporting, the White House Correspondents’ Association award, and the Polk Awards of Journalism Excellence. At the Washington Post, Denyer was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting and won the George Polk Award for international reporting.
He is a media consultant at Simon Denyer Consulting Ltd. He is a guest lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has reported from more than 40 countries across the world, covering the aftermath of the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Arab Spring in the Middle East.
At the Washington Post, Denyer was one of the first reporters to cover the Chinese Communist Party’s historic rise to power. He has also reported on the Arab Spring, political unrest in Hong Kong and the Tiananmen Square massacre. He has also contributed to The New York Times, National Public Radio, and BBC World Service.
Denyer is a filmmaker and photographer. He has a collection of photographs from China held by the National Library of Australia. He also loves to work on his stamp collection.
For a journalist to write about a topic that is so vast and convey the information in a way that is interesting and easy to read is not easy. Simon has shown that he has all the qualities that a journalist needs to write about such an important topic. He has shown that he can write and report with ease and research the topic and find out all the relevant information. He has a vast amount of knowledge about China, which many journalists would not have.