Simon Winchester is a bestselling author, broadcaster and traveller. He is British born and now a US citizen living in Massachusetts and New York City. Winchester’s many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China and The Map that Changed the World. He was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006.
Interviews with Simon Winchester
Interviews where books by Simon Winchester were recommended
Caught in the Web of Words: James Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary
by K. M. Elisabeth Murray
The Collected Papers of Henry Bradley
by Robert Bridges
The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester
The Study of Language in England, 1780-1860
by Hans Aarsleff
The Scholar's Daughter
by Beatrice Harraden
It's a dictionary that seeks to document any word that exists—or ever existed—in the English language and track its evolution over time. Lexicographer Peter Gilliver chooses books to help understand the enormous undertaking that is the Oxford English Dictionary.