Simon Usborne


Freelance feature writer and reporter.

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

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.


simon@susborne.com