Simon Goddard is a music journalist and the author of several “thrillingly unusual” (The Observer), “ludicrous and brilliant” (The Scotsman) and “endlessly entertaining” (The Independent) books about pop. These include Ziggyology (the origins of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust), Simply Thrilled (the preposterous story of Postcard Records) and Rollaresque (The Rolling Stones retold as a picaresque novel), all published by Ebury.
His 2009 Mozipedia, an encyclopedia of Morrissey and The Smiths – also the subject of his first book, Songs That Saved Your Life – was voted Mojo magazine readers’ Book of the Year and has also been published in the USA and Brazil.
A regular contributor to Q magazine, Pitchfork and other music titles, he has also written various reissue sleevenotes including Nico, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Orange Juice, advised on numerous radio and TV music documentaries and featured several times as a guest on BBC 6Music.
Simon is represented by Kevin – email@example.com