Simon Smithson

Location Melbourne, Australia

About Me

I'm a writer from Melbourne, Australia, but I left my heart in San Francisco some years ago, and now I spend a lot of time either in Melbourne, in California, or at some point over the Pacific between the two.

I've had work published in BLIP Magazine, in Every Day Fiction, in The Loop, and more. I'm currently writing for The Nervous Breakdown, as well as working on a number of further projects.

Why do you write?

It fascinates me. More than any other medium, writing has the ability to create a complete portrait of a person, a situation, a happening, from all angles at once. As a reader and a writer, that's something that can be fulfilling to engage with.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Ernest Hemingway, Ed McBain, Neal Pollack, Jessica Anya Blau, Ronlyn Domingue, Greg Olear, Duke Haney, A. A. Jacobs, Tom Wolfe.

Simon Smithson's Wall

Bill Yarrow – Apr 13, 2011

Welcome to Fictionaut, Simon!

Thanks so much for your comment on my Translator poem.

Frankie Saxx – Mar 25, 2011

Simon, thanks for your comment on Picking Up Physicists.


Darryl Price – Feb 26, 2011

Heavy hitters on your authors list--can't wait to see what you come up with. Welcome.

Robert Vaughan – Feb 24, 2011

Hey Simon,

So nice to see a familiar face here! Welcome. Dive on in...

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