Simon Levack

Novelist, Short-story writer

Simon Levack is a novelist and short story writer. To date he has published four books: Demon of the Air (2004), Shadow of the Lords (2005), City of Spies (2006) and Tribute of Death (2007). All are historical mysteries, set in Pre-Columbian Mexico on the eve of the Spanish conquest. His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and his short story ‘Jade Skirt’ was selected for The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008). His first novel, Demon of the Air, won the Debut Dagger Award, given by the UK Crime Writers’ Association, in 2000. His novels have been published in the United States, Spain and Russia as well as the UK, and have been widely praised: in Britain, the Guardian called Demon of the Air ‘A most rewarding read’, while in the US, Publishers’ Weekly awarded starred reviews to both his first two books.

He has published some non-fiction, including ghost-written articles in the specialist legal press and an article in The Codex, published by the Mesoamerican Society at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. He is married with one son and lives in Kent.

Simon Levack

Fellowships

University of Kent at Medway 2008-10