Simon Usborne

Freelance feature writer and reporter.

The Guardian
‘We smuggled Michael Jackson out in a room-service trolley’ – celebrity bodyguards tell their stories
Fake wine: Simon Usborne explores the colourful world of the counterfeiters
Dope and glory: the rise of cheating in amateur sport
A homeless man, impaled on a spike in Kensington. Who was he and why did he die?
Thirty-five dead and not even a plaque: why did we forget London's deadliest postwar fire?
Is it too late to save the Maldives from climate change and Islamic extremism?
An abducted child reveals the true story of her stolen life

I'm a writer based in London with ten years of experience at The Independent, where I worked on the features and news desks. I now contribute to publications including The Guardian, the Financial Times, Tatler and Buzzfeed.