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Novelist, Playwright, Philosopher

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Simon Van Booy surprises audiences on the way to delighting and uplifting them. He motivates young people to appreciate the freedom of youth, and corporate worker bees to value the competitive value of daydreaming. Van Booy, raised in Wales, is the author of "The Secret Lives of People in Love," "Love Begins in Winter" (winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award) and the novel "Everything Beautiful Began After."

He is the editor of three philosophy books: "Why We Fight," "Why We Need Love," and "Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter." Simon’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, and ELLE Men. He’s written for National Public Radio and the BBC.

His first play, "HINDSIGHT," completed an extended run in New York in 2012. Simon teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and is involved in the Rutgers Early College Humanities program for young adults living in underserved communities. He also sits on the Advisory Board for PARTNERS, an organization aimed at helping children heal after trauma.

He was a finalist for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, and a finalist for the American Bookseller Association Book of the Year 2012.

Simon’s work has been translated into thirteen languages, and his latest novel, "The Illusion of Separateness," was published in 2013.

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The Illusion of Separateness: A Novel

The Illusion of Separateness: A Novel

Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel

Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel

Why We Need Love (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

Why We Need Love (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

Why Our Decisions Don't Matter (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

Why Our Decisions Don't Matter (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

Why We Fight (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

Why We Fight (Harperperennial Modern Thought)

The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories

The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories

Speaking Topics
  • Business Success: The Importance of Daydreaming

    How can we make business environments more creative? Staying inspired will not only make a person savvy in business but more pleasant to be around, more understanding, and more compassionate. With funny and fascinating historical anecdotes, Simon Van Booy discusses how great business minds of the past have found inspiration. Let your audience learn how many of America’s wealthiest and most celebrated business leaders are inspired by subjects and passions seemingly unconnected to business, but which form the basis of their business models.

  • Why We Need Love, Why We Fight, & Why Our Decisions Don't Matter (Series)

    Simon Van Booy examines the reasons why humans behave in certain ways. Expanding upon extracts from the works of great minds over the past 3000 years, each of Simon’s discussions is funny, informative, and leaves the audience with a sense of hope and enlightenment on the subject, as well as an understanding of how and why the self reacts in ways which may not be in a person’s best interests. As with all Simon Van Booy’s talks, this one will end up inspiring the audience.

  • The Nature of Self-Perception

    How do we see ourselves? How do we develop notions of who we are? Simon Van Booy examines the idea of self through the lenses of anthropology, anatomy, sociology, psychology, and economic theory, blending ideas from leading writers and artists with humor and anecdotes.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Simon Van Booy?

    Booking fees for Simon Van Booy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Simon Van Booy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Simon Van Booy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Simon Van Booy for your next private or corporate function.
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Simon Van Booy

Novelist, Playwright, Philosopher

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Simon Van Booy Biography

Simon Van Booy surprises audiences on the way to delighting and uplifting them. He motivates young people to appreciate the freedom of youth, and corporate worker bees to value the competitive value of daydreaming. Van Booy, raised in Wales, is the author of "The Secret Lives of People in Love," "Love Begins in Winter" (winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award) and the novel "Everything Beautiful Began After."

He is the editor of three philosophy books: "Why We Fight," "Why We Need Love," and "Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter." Simon’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, and ELLE Men. He’s written for National Public Radio and the BBC.

His first play, "HINDSIGHT," completed an extended run in New York in 2012. Simon teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and is involved in the Rutgers Early College Humanities program for young adults living in underserved communities. He also sits on the Advisory Board for PARTNERS, an organization aimed at helping children heal after trauma.

He was a finalist for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, and a finalist for the American Bookseller Association Book of the Year 2012.

Simon’s work has been translated into thirteen languages, and his latest novel, "The Illusion of Separateness," was published in 2013.

Simon Van Booy Videos

  • Simon Van Booy discusses THE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS ...

Simon Van Booy Books

Simon Van Booy Speaking Topics

  • Business Success: The Importance of Daydreaming

    How can we make business environments more creative? Staying inspired will not only make a person savvy in business but more pleasant to be around, more understanding, and more compassionate. With funny and fascinating historical anecdotes, Simon Van Booy discusses how great business minds of the past have found inspiration. Let your audience learn how many of America’s wealthiest and most celebrated business leaders are inspired by subjects and passions seemingly unconnected to business, but which form the basis of their business models.

  • Why We Need Love, Why We Fight, & Why Our Decisions Don't Matter (Series)

    Simon Van Booy examines the reasons why humans behave in certain ways. Expanding upon extracts from the works of great minds over the past 3000 years, each of Simon’s discussions is funny, informative, and leaves the audience with a sense of hope and enlightenment on the subject, as well as an understanding of how and why the self reacts in ways which may not be in a person’s best interests. As with all Simon Van Booy’s talks, this one will end up inspiring the audience.

  • The Nature of Self-Perception

    How do we see ourselves? How do we develop notions of who we are? Simon Van Booy examines the idea of self through the lenses of anthropology, anatomy, sociology, psychology, and economic theory, blending ideas from leading writers and artists with humor and anecdotes.

FAQs on booking Simon Van Booy

  • How to book Simon Van Booy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Simon Van Booy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Simon Van Booy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Simon Van Booy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Simon Van Booy?

    Booking fees for Simon Van Booy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Simon Van Booy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Simon Van Booy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Simon Van Booy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Simon Van Booy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Simon Van Booy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Simon Van Booy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Simon Van Booy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Simon Van Booy for your event is available upon request. Simon Van Booy generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sebastian Faulks, Alvaro Enrigue, Marisa Silver, William Landay and Danielle Evans. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Simon Van Booy for an upcoming event.

Simon Van Booy Speaker Videos

  • Simon Van Booy discusses THE ILLUSION OF SEPARATENESS ...

Simon Van Booy Speaking Topics

  • Business Success: The Importance of Daydreaming

    How can we make business environments more creative? Staying inspired will not only make a person savvy in business but more pleasant to be around, more understanding, and more compassionate. With funny and fascinating historical anecdotes, Simon Van Booy discusses how great business minds of the past have found inspiration. Let your audience learn how many of America’s wealthiest and most celebrated business leaders are inspired by subjects and passions seemingly unconnected to business, but which form the basis of their business models.

  • Why We Need Love, Why We Fight, & Why Our Decisions Don't Matter (Series)

    Simon Van Booy examines the reasons why humans behave in certain ways. Expanding upon extracts from the works of great minds over the past 3000 years, each of Simon’s discussions is funny, informative, and leaves the audience with a sense of hope and enlightenment on the subject, as well as an understanding of how and why the self reacts in ways which may not be in a person’s best interests. As with all Simon Van Booy’s talks, this one will end up inspiring the audience.

  • The Nature of Self-Perception

    How do we see ourselves? How do we develop notions of who we are? Simon Van Booy examines the idea of self through the lenses of anthropology, anatomy, sociology, psychology, and economic theory, blending ideas from leading writers and artists with humor and anecdotes.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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