What’s in a Name: Simon Denyer, Author, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist
Simon Denyer also spearheaded a Washington Post team and reported on several significant international issues since 2005. In 2014, Simon started The Shanghai Impressionist, a social media web magazine based in Shanghai.
He was one of the production team for the four-part history series Blue Mind: Journey to the Ocean’s Heart, a docudrama filmed in Alcatraz prison for National Geographic and produced by Headland Pictures for broadcast in 2014, and in 2016 served as co-producer for the TV series China Connect: Two Dragons.
Simon Denyer spent three months last year in Nampo, the North Korean capital, covering the country’s fifth nuclear test. Simon has reported extensively on the most pressing issues in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. He has gotten various prestigious awards, including the 2006 Jerome Globe Award, the Foreign Press Association’s Robert Capa Award in 2010, the 2011 Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University, the 2013 Overseas Press Club Award, and the 2015 Algemeiner Journalist of the Year Award.
More recently, he has reported from the cities of Bamyan, Jalalabad, and Kabul. In 2012, he was the author of the book “The Endless Frontier,” about the long and uneasy history of relations between India and Afghanistan. Simon Denyer has covered such major stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the brutal dictatorship of Burma under military rule, as well as the escalating crisis in Syria and the Middle East peace process.
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Live and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace partnered on a live discussion event featuring Simon Denyer and held at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Simon is the foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and previously reported from the Middle East for Reuters, based in Beirut and Cairo, where he won a Pulitzer Prize. Simon Denyer’s: Facebook Page.