Jake Wallis Simons is a novelist and a staff features writer for the Sunday Telegraph. He also writes a blog on telegraph.co.uk on current affairs, and broadcasts for BBC Radio 4. Before joining the Telegraph in January 2012, he worked mainly for the Times.
His novels include The English German Girl (2011), which won the Fiction Uncovered award, entered the top 100 most popular Kindle ebooks, and became a top three bestseller in Israel; The Pure (2012), a thriller about the Mossad and the Iranian nuclear threat, which was written under the name “Jake Simons”; and The Exiled Times of a Tibetan Jew (2005), which was an Independent on Sunday Book of the Year.
He is a regular contributor to From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, and presented the BBC Radio 4 documentary Crouching Low, Hidden Camera: Life as a Private Investigator in July 2012.
Born in London in 1978, Jake graduated with a first in English from St Peter’s College, Oxford, and went on to receive a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Jake is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, and a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University.