Published on October 6th, 2017 | by LTWF0
Simon A Morrison
Over the last two decades, Simon A. Morrison has written for everyone from The Guardian to Loaded, with his collected columns for DJmag – ‘Dispatches From The Wrong Side’ – published as Discombobulated by Headpress. Reporting on the clubscene from Moscow to Marrakech; Beijing to Brazil, Simon also lived in Ibiza for two summers, editing Ministry of Sound’s Ibiza magazine and presenting TV and radio from the island.
Moving into academe, Simon is currently finishing up a PhD, based at the University of Leeds, looking at the representation of club culture in literature. He has presented that research at conferences from Porto to Kassel to Amsterdam, and written extensively for academic journals, and book titles for Bloomsbury and Reaktion, including the upcoming title Dancefloors: Revolutions of Club Culture. Currently a Senior Lecturer at Chester University, Simon heads up the university’s Music Journalism degree. A screenplay, based on a story he penned for The Guardian, is currently with a production company with a view to becoming a TV drama.
Part of the core Louder Than Words team, Simon will chair the club culture panel at Louder Than Words for a fifth time, as well as leading and coordinating publicity for Louder Than Words via his company, Pad Communications (padcom.co.uk).