Simon Akam

Simon Akam is a British writer. His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement, the Economist, and the New Republic.

Doublex
July 22 2013 10:24 AMThe Royal Baby Has Arrived!Why it's perfectly fine to obsess.
The Good Word
March 6 2013 5:37 AMPlease Do Not ChillaxAdjoinages and the death of the American pun.
History
June 20 2013 5:44 AMGeorge W. Bush’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Was a Slave TraderA surprising new discovery about the notorious Thomas “Beau” Walker.
Books
Feb. 1 2013 11:02 PMFiner CharactersBrett Ashley, Daisy Buchanan, and the 10 most attractive women in literature.
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Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.