About J.David Simons
J. David Simons was born in Glasgow in 1953. He studied law at Glasgow University and became a partner at an Edinburgh law firm before giving up his practice in 1978 to live on a kibbutz in Israel. Since then he has lived in Australia, Japan and England working at various stages along the way as a charity administrator, cotton farmer, language teacher, university lecturer and journalist. He returned to Glasgow in 2006.
His first novel, The Credit Draper was published in May 2008 by Two Ravens Press and was short-listed for The McKitterick Prize in June 2009. His second novel The Liberation of Celia Kahn, was published – along with a re-print of The Credit Draper - by Five Leaves Publishing in February 2011.
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STOP PRESS: Simons' latest novel The Land Agent was published by Saraband on 22nd October 2014. The Land Agent is the long-awaited final part of his "Glasgow to Galilee" trilogy that began with The Credit Draper and continued with The Liberation of Celia Kahn. To read an extract published in The Scotsman newspaper, click here
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