Simon Denyer, the reporter for The Washington Post, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Denyer’s groundbreaking series of articles on global warming took him to China and India, and other countries in Africa and South America.
Simon Denyer is recognized for his deep reporting on climate change and its effects around the world. He has written extensively about how rising temperatures affect people from all walks of life – from farmers grappling with drought in East Africa to high school students learning science amid heatwaves in Mumbai – revealing both their struggles and triumphs. In a time when many Americans have tuned out this issue, these stories provide a fresh reminder of what’s at stake if we don’t act now.”
Denyer won for his reporting. Simon Denyer, a native of Britain who has been the paper’s Beijing bureau chief since 2013, focuses on China and India. He is a leading authority on climate change and its effects around the world and a film critic and author. His writing has been recognized with numerous awards from the Foreign Press Club in New York City, Amnesty International USA, South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, and others. He published “Dragon Tooth Mountain,” a novel set during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
Before joining The Post as an assistant editor covering politics and digital issues, Denyer spent most of his time working for newspapers across the United States and Europe, reporting on domestic politics, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, international terrorism, natural disasters, and climate change. Denyer was previously chief of the bureau for Agence France-Presse in New Delhi, where he reported extensively on the conflict between India and Pakistan. He has also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post over more than two decades in Hong Kong, Beijing, London, and Johannesburg.
Denyer has written for The Post Overseas Weekly, New York Daily News. London Evening Standard, South China Morning Post, and The Wall Street Journal’s European edition.
He is a member of the Washington Foreign Press Center board of directors and chairs its scholarship committee. He is also a prodigious photographer whose work has been published around the world. Refer to this page for additional information.