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Simon Sylvester is a screenwriter, film teacher, video editor and occasional filmmaker.

After an early career writing fiction, in which his debut novel The Visitors won The Guardian Not The Booker prize, Simon has now discovered the perfect medium for his stories on the screen. For a lifelong fan of high stakes genre drama, especially action, mystery, adventure, detective and noir films, coming to screenwriting feels much like coming home.

Simon lives in Cumbria with the painter Monica Metsers and their children, Indy and Dora.

His literary work is represented by Sue Armstrong, Senior Agent at Conville & Walsh.