6 Jul 2019

Simon Schama - Historian and author's love affair with words

From Saturday Morning, 9:08 am on 6 July 2019
Sir Simon Schama

Sir Simon Schama Photo: Oxford Film and Television Ltd

Simon Schama is Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York.

He has written and presented forty television documentary films for the BBC, PBS, and The History Channel, including the Emmy-winning Power of Art, on subjects that range from John Donne to Tolstoy.

His award-winning books include Scribble, Scribble, Scribble; The American Future: A History; and the Story of the Jews and History of Britain trilogy.

His latest is Wordy, a collection of 50 essays stretching back over four decades and traversing the areas of arts, politics, food and life.