Simon Usborne

Freelance feature writer and reporter.

The Guardian
Essays for sale: the booming online trade in academic work written to order
Guardian Weekend
The view from here: How it feels to live really, really high up
Guardian Weekend
Meet the stars of, the HUGE lip-synching app
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
The Guardian
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?

Award-winning feature writer, London. Published in The Guardian, the Financial Times, Vogue, GQ, Tatler, Buzzfeed and ES Magazine. Available for a range of writing work. Formerly a writer and editor at The Independent. In 2017, I won Travel Writer of the Year at the Press Awards.