Simone Somekh is a New York-based author, journalist and content producer. Born and raised in Turin, Italy, he's lived in the United States, Israel and Italy.
Simone has worked with The Associated Press, Tablet Magazine, The Forward, Vanity Fair Italy, Corriere della Sera, The Forward, New York Transatlantic, Wired Italy, and the Jerusalem Post. He holds an M.A. in Journalism and European & Mediterranean Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University.
His debut novel, Grandangolo, first published in Italy by Giuntina in 2017, has been translated into French by Mercure de France and German by Haymon Verlag. Simone is a recipient of the prestigious Viareggio Prize.
Simone has also published an extensive report on Arab Israeli start-ups in Tablet Magazine, the result of a research he carried out in Israel in 2017. The report is currently used as a course material in research institutions such as the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In September 2019, Simone will launch his new high school workshop, entitled Journalism and Fact-Checking in the Digital Age — Cultivating Critical Thinking Through Journalistic Tools. Simone is also currently working on his second novel.