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    "Meet the Settlers: A journey through the West Bank". An award-winning multimedia feature for the Telegraph

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    Jake's fourth novel, "Jam", is out now. "A skilful road rage novel" – The Telegraph

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    Jake presents radio and television for the BBC and others.

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Welcome

Jake Wallis Simons is an award-winning journalist and novelist. He has worked for the Telegraph, CNN, the BBC and others, and is Associate Editor (Global) at MailOnline.

He has reported from all over the world, from the Middle East to Europe and Africa. Meet the Settlers, his major digital documentary about the Israelis who live on the West Bank, which he wrote and produced for the Telegraph, won the European Newspapers Award, was honoured at the Webbys and was shortlisted for the British Press Award.

Jake’s four novels include the bestselling The English German Girl, a Second World War novel about the Kindertransport, which won the Fiction Uncovered prize.

He has worked as a writer for The Times and has presented a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4, where he has appeared frequently on From Our Own Correspondent. His latest documentary, Inside Interpol, was broadcast on Radio 4 in June.

Jake is also a regular commentator on television and radio, including Sky and the BBC. He holds a first class degree from Oxford and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. He lives in London and Winchester.

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