Simon Kuper (born in Kampala, Uganda in 1969) was educated at Oxford University and Harvard. He has been employed by The Financial Timessince the year 1994 and writes an all-purpose column for the paper.
His name has a nationality of British although he lives with his partner and their three children in Paris. Simon Kuper is the author of a number of books, including Football Against the Enemy (winner of the William Hill prize for Sports Book of the Year 1994), Ajax, The Dutch, The War: Football in Europe in The Second World War (2003) and as co-author along with Stefan Szymanski – Soccernomics (2009). He has also written articles for publications in Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland and other countries. He has been awarded numerous awards for his work in journalism including his Manuel Vazquez Montalban prize for sports writing in 2008 to his British Society of Magazine Editors Prize for Journalist of the Year in 2016 and in 2020.
His book on FC Barcelona, The Barcelona Complex, will be released in August. Simon Kuper is working on a second book about the history of the present British ruling class during the 1980s at’ Oxford University. The biography of George Blake, the British KGB double agent George Blake, is released by the US in May by The New Press as Spies, Lies and Exile The extraordinary story of Russian Double Agent George Blake.