The phrase a writer’s writer is overused but in John Simmons case it is spot on: his sentences gleam and compel you to follow them.
(John Mitchinson, co-founder QI and Unbound)
About John Simmons
John Simmons is an independent writer and consultant. John runs Writing for design workshops for D&AD and the School of Life. He also runs Dark Angels workshops. He has written a number of books on the relationship between language and identity, including The Writer’s Trilogy We, me, them & it, The invisible grail and Dark angels. He’s a founder director of 26, the not-for-profit group that champions the cause of better language in business, and has been writer-in-residence for Unilever and Kings Cross tube station. In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Falmouth in recognition of outstanding contribution to the creative sector. He initiated and participated in the writing of a Dark Angels collective novel Keeping Mum with fifteen writers the novel was published by Unbound in 2014. John also write the compelling novel Leaves, which was published by Urbane in 2015 and Spanish Crossings which was published in April 2017. John is on the Campaign Council for Writers Centre Norwich as Norwich becomes the first English City of Literature.
Photo by Stuart Keegan, Bloomsbury Festival