Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield is the author of a number of acclaimed books of non-fiction including A Notable Woman (as editor), To the Letter, On the Map, Just My Type and Mauve. His study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

Letters have the power to grant us a larger life. They reveal motivation and deepen understanding. They are evidential. They change lives, and they rewire history

To the Letter

Simon Garfield

We have brought this cauldron of rush upon ourselves. Time seems faster because we have made it so


Simon Garfield

I have an imagination. It is my most precious possession

A Notable Woman

Jean Lucey Pratt

Simon Garfield talks at Ideacity about the importance of letter writing in our current technology driven era, unpacks famous love letters and why they are important historically.