Simon Denyer Was An Editor At The Australian Newspaper
Simon Denyer is a Hong Kong-based Asian correspondent for The Washington Post and a Pulitzer Prize winner. He specializes in covering China, India, Pakistan, and diplomacy. Denyer graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in English literature then studied Mandarin at Beijing Normal University before moving into journalism.
His first job was as a reporter for the Shanghai Star newspaper, where he covered the overnight trials of China’s market liberalization. Simon Denyer was an editor at The Australian newspaper, in charge of the features desk, when he was offered a place on the two-year Master’s in Journalism course at City University in London. He then joined The Financial Times as a reporter in 2000 before moving to The Washington Post in 2005.
His first book, “China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage, and Diplomacy in Asia” (), was published by Simon & Schuster on 13 March 2018. Simon Denyer’s second book, Game of Shadows: The Inside Story of Match-Fixing in Cricket (), was published by Simon & Schuster on 12 August 2016. Simon Denyer is married to another journalist based in Delhi, Rama Lakshmi. Both journalists have covered stories for each other’s publications. They were both born during the same week of December 1971, with Simon being 22 years old and Rama 23 years old.
Simon Denyer also covered the war in Afghanistan and the disputed territory of Kashmir, where he worked on several books. Denyer lived for a year in Pakistan where he spoke Urdu and Sindhi.
His book “Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India’s Unruly Democracy” () was published by Penguin Random House in 2016. It was one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017. He has also written newspaper articles for The Washington Post about how his daughter came to be adopted from China. Simon has three children with Rama Lakshmi named Dev, Gauri and Shivani Denyer. Simon Denyer’s: Twitter.