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Author of the Week December 15-21

December 16, 2008



Simon Schama

“Simon Schama is a historian of remarkable gifts and achievements” Spectator


Simon Michael Schama, CBE (born 13 February 1945) is a British professor of history and art history at Columbia University. His many works on history and art include Landscape and Memory, Dead Certainties, Rembrandt’s Eyes, and his history of the French Revolution, Citizens. He is best known for writing and hosting the 15-part BBC documentary series A History of Britain. He was an art and cultural critic for The New Yorker.



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