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?

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.