Simon Michael Schama is a British author, professor, television writer and presenter. He has been a regular contributor to “The New Republic”; “The New York Review of Books”; “The Guardian,” and art and cultural critic for “The New Yorker,” winning a National Magazine Award for his art criticism in 1996. He has received a literature award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters; and in 2001 was made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List.
Schama is author of numerous books, including “Patriots and Liberators: Revolution in the Netherlands 1780-1813” which won the Wolfson Prize for History; and “Citizens. A Chronicle of the French Revolution” for which he received the major non-fiction prize in the UK, the NCR Prize. His television work as writer and presenter for the BBC includes, “Art of the Western World; Rembrandt: The Public Gaze and the Private Eye”; and most recently an award-winning 15 part “History of Britain.”
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