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author and journalist. writer @newyorker // critic @observerUK // author “a game of birds and wolves”; "the island of extraordinary captives"

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@leighalexander @GamesWriting so much to learn! so... the hamburglar, who steals hamburgers, is arrested by (and th… https://t.co/REoStixWJT @leighalexander wait, so the hamburglar was sent to a jail shaped like the thing he loved to steal? @mrbasil_pesto Handy Newman @tamoorh supercut pls
7/2
2020
@eph_bee 🙏🏼 @jericawebber it's a long way off, promise!I was recently interviewed about something painful in my life. I learned more about how not to be an interviewer th… https://t.co/benoeBmbHJ
Retweeted by Simon Parkin @sarahjeong it's a few years old now but pretty much every page of Roger Stahl's 'Militainment Inc.' contains a 'de… https://t.co/8r298HDnbk @edcaesar thanks ed!
7/1
2020
(visit https://t.co/WdwkHQMBew for more info) @LeonieMellinger thanks so much (and for all the help so far) Leonie! @dinosaurrparty 🙏🏼 @PeopleIKnow <3 @A_Webster it’s a long way off, promise!my new book project was announced today! v excited for this. https://t.co/u1vWzyStnp(I don’t actually think this was an act of reprisal btw! but I am still sore on this topic as, back in the day, a m… https://t.co/TsarDiWN0w @sarahjeong In 2005 forty percent of those who enlisted to the US Army said they had played the game prior to signing up!ah yes, TLOU2, the extended parable on the futility of pursuing reprisals https://t.co/RJO3KY1Rur60 years ago BBC TV Centre opened. It was magical. Everyone talked to each other - you could stand 10 feet away fro… https://t.co/qAmXvmD9Ri
Retweeted by Simon ParkinSome people are all ‘look what we did to wolves’, but I am like, ‘look what we did to wolves!’ https://t.co/uKxF9x5jCt
6/30
2020
@SolomonJake Yes! This is the same audio archive that Peter Jackson used for his recent film 'They Shall Not Grow Old' @SolomonJake The first image I posted comes from Getty. The caption erroneously reads 'a member of the public invit… https://t.co/i1wYt3tRYj @SolomonJake Yes, indeed. One of her editors speaks about her work in an oral history interview held at the Imperia… https://t.co/sxgRLiJXr7 @GoldrickJames @WestApproaches Here is the relevant primary source for the location of WATU's office, from Roberts'… https://t.co/E9AkdbmZ6m @ClickToZoom She is tangentially related to my new project! @WestApproaches This photo dates from early 1944, and the arched window can still be seen, so at least part of the… https://t.co/fakqkIPUSXhttps://t.co/jEWGcAqxvQCurrently obsessed with this lady, Hilde Marchant, one of the best-regarded and highest-paid newspaper reporters in… https://t.co/HqWJnSpeja
6/29
2020
The prevailing sense that everything is too long may also be a function of the fact that our species is currently o… https://t.co/VKOwW8Bw7Vperceived consumer expectations aren’t the only reason something can be too long, either. There’s a consensus that… https://t.co/URtf0XgBmKThat said, I think we have a much keener awareness now of how production bloat affects workers (across the creative… https://t.co/foNRrAlAKiRegarding ‘video games are too long’, I reckon this piece from 2014 (games are too long; discourse cycles too short… https://t.co/gN90Oqfknk
6/28
2020
@kyotocosmology Except on the weekends, amirite lads eh?!?Such elegant descriptions of birds in this 1970s guide! Green woodpecker: ‘hops clumsily...seldom drums.’ https://t.co/JwgvkVtKts
6/27
2020
“My medium-size dreams for myself may be getting smaller, but my ambitions for the greater wide world have to be en… https://t.co/s3wgbUHsOu
Retweeted by Simon Parkin‘Give your loyalty to people not institutions’ - it’s so tempting for young writers to do the latter, to yoke one’s… https://t.co/DOzDaz2MMAArgh this is all so good and true https://t.co/ygKVlVOxda
6/26
2020
@Sara_Rose_G This is clear and helpful. Thanks for taking the time to lay out your workings, Sara.
6/25
2020
@lmlauramarsh Have you been using editorials in the magazine to polish your credentials as a liberal anticommunist, laura?When folk come forward about abuse in their industry, they often risk the abuse becoming the first/only thing the w… https://t.co/AScTjLB0ma
Retweeted by Simon ParkinFantastic opportunity for a new writer to have their work published in the New Review, the best venue for arts crit… https://t.co/clurhkQMid @robsaunders1 as unlikely as it sounds, it appears to be true. the source was his own long-serving clerk, who was t… https://t.co/SevbNtIl7sSpent far longer than expected down the rabbit hole of whether (and to what degree) the late Lord Chief Justice Ray… https://t.co/Fl5LCJcLoM @NickCapozzoli One of the Final Fantasy Tactics sequels on the Gameboy used this exact metaphor: a snowball fight t… https://t.co/WrPlJGBTJM
6/24
2020
@EhrenfriedCohn @AJRefugeeVoices @TheAJR_ Is it possible to send you an email?perhaps every creative industry is having a massive wave of people speaking out about sexual harassment bc said ind… https://t.co/2a5FJq8fsF
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6/23
2020
@KonaYMA6 Hang in there jade. All the best to you. @upwithgravity So glad that you enjoyed the book, Matthew!Happy Windrush Day! And if you don't already, make sure you follow Chella so you don't miss out on news of her game… https://t.co/DRsZes89mt
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6/22
2020
@moomootown As if any LCD set could ever compete with a Trinitron!
6/20
2020
This is excellent, especially on the role that classism plays in the discourse re: footballers and wealth. https://t.co/GMSrY0lnvCThis is an excellent episode on the history of Epic & @TimSweeneyEpic and it also co-stars @SimonParkin https://t.co/ZRVfoySUkI
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6/19
2020
secret Zoom hack https://t.co/8d0VetTnPD
Retweeted by Simon Parkin @DanKaszeta Preordered! Excited to read this, Dan. @CultureVannin @RefugeeWeek Absolutely -- I believe the talk will appear on YouTube soon. Good to be in contact! @LeenaVanD Ack, sorry about the auto-correct on your name. I didn’t catch the typo before tweet sent. And yes! Hopefully next time. @kyotocosmology no, YOU’RE the one procrastinating, ben'zoup d'état' would have been better, imho'Documents reveal that a Pentagon war game...offered a scenario in which members of Generation Z, driven by malaise… https://t.co/g4D3DVOUVF @LeenaVanD So sorry to read this Lena, and all the best for what is next.‘In internal notes mistakenly forwarded to The New York Times in response to questions about why it initially ended… https://t.co/wS9ujMRE47
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6/18
2020
I could read this caption for a week and still find new surprises https://t.co/gYEm1H1QRJ
Retweeted by Simon Parkin @joe_oliver Thanks so much, Joe! @spadgy_OTA You could do with a few more copies of Deathsmiles, Will.Quick reminder that I'm speaking about my new book project, 'The Island of Extraordinary Captives' between 5-6 BST… https://t.co/ePySHe6HIw
6/17
2020
I am in the New York Times (along with my cat Oliver!) talking about disinformation and bots. In particular: how th… https://t.co/Gv6uGzlj9l
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6/16
2020
@chaykak Ah thanks Kyle! @plante Thanks Chris! Still some way to go, but excited with how it’s coming togetherI'm excited to be able to talk about 'The Island of Extraordinary Captives', my forthcoming book about spies and re… https://t.co/riWsLzNTjf
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Retweeted by Simon Parkin @edfear 'My (amazingly) friend...' @edfear @KonaYMA6 @indigopearluk omg @edfear @KonaYMA6 @indigopearluk Main quest: make fetch happenYou can read more about the book, and some of the camp's prominent internees at https://t.co/Cf9TCbprVG. I'll also… https://t.co/XHLylFgqswDrawn from unpublished first-hand accounts and newly declassified documents, the book tells the story of Hutchinson… https://t.co/ZRLhfH8WgHDespite the grave injustice of the situation, the captives turned their camp into a hive of endeavour, founding a c… https://t.co/q517bQbUfEHutchinson camp was a place like none other: a clifftop prison that, though happenstance, housed the most extraordi… https://t.co/C1831tJRNEMany of these individuals had come to the UK seeking refuge from Nazi Germany, only to arrive in a country gripped… https://t.co/kDPeiVFJw4On 13th July 1940 the British government opened Hutchinson internment camp on the Isle of Man, a prison for so-call… https://t.co/8K5IKRsV0CI'm excited to be able to talk about 'The Island of Extraordinary Captives', my forthcoming book about spies and re… https://t.co/riWsLzNTjf
6/15
2020
“♫ In the cirrrr-cllllle, the cirrrrcle of liiiife ♫” https://t.co/kfIFPxr2Jr
6/14
2020
@alexlitel (like, to their wives or whatever?) @alexlitel *actual* virtue signalling
6/13
2020
@chaykak KYLE BE BACKHoly smokes. Researchers have found that "by measuring the tiny changes in light output from a bulb, a spy can pick… https://t.co/NlsmrnNBaS
Retweeted by Simon Parkin @cymrogav ‘Spill the Tea’?
6/12
2020
@marckeetect Ah thanks for that context. Hopefully they will reinstate with the edited version.If it’s going in a museum, please make sure to put the protest placards all around it https://t.co/6vEtXP2KwZ
Retweeted by Simon Parkin @NickCapozzoli @schillingc yes! I think some (the majority?) of contemporary consumers of blockbusters want nothing… https://t.co/AClZAQbWQd @DanWritehead @schillingc @GIBiz I wonder if it’d be possible to pinpoint when the ‘subtle straightjacket’ became, er, legally bindingThanks to @ryodi for pointing out the NDA-related kerfuffle around reviews of 'The Casual Vacancy': https://t.co/WLPTnWRkrV @ryodi ah, thank you! I figured if there was a precedent it'd be jkr-relatedAnd if so, would this be a stipulation that any serious book reviewer would agree to? (Asking for an adjacent industry).Has there ever been a case where the publisher of a 'blockbuster' novel has used an NDA to prevent reviewers from d… https://t.co/IF6jxaKKzu
6/11
2020
@jbwashing @NivMSultan Thanks Niv! And ditto to that John. @NickCapozzoli That’s very well put, Nick.In happier news, I have a UK cover for The Moth and the Mountain. I love this design by @vikingbooksuk. It has the… https://t.co/FWytHD9VMm
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6/10
2020
i wrote about George Floyd's memorial in Houston for @NewYorker https://t.co/Zgdy82hNYF
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6/9
2020
A lot that Britain could learn from Germany in this moment regarding which icons and buildings that relate to an ab… https://t.co/o05IjUY3Cp
6/8
2020
Would you be mad if I was overly poetic about how a recent renovation to the Golden Gate Bridge has apparently give… https://t.co/COzQTVJlxb
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6/6
2020

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