Simone Z. Endrich
I am a former political columnist currently writing literary historical fiction under the pseudonym of SIMONE Z. ENDRICH. Born and bred on the Mediterranean island of Malta, I have spent a good part of my adult life analysing the cutthroat world of politics in both the local and international arenas. With a few hundreds of published articles to my name, I am a well known figure in my neck of the woods. My work in print often carried forward to the broadcast media, where I was a frequent guest speaker on various political talk shows.
After decades of provoking thought through the news media, a passion for history drew me inexorably to the world of historical fiction, where I now invest my long experience in research and the study of human behaviour into my fictional worlds and characters. I believe that when history is made accessible and entertaining through fiction, it can be a powerful vehicle in generating more interest in times past.
No matter how accurately presented, historical facts alone would be hollow without the people who shaped them. I am fascinated by people from all walks of life, whom I view as a well of information – a word, a gesture, even the absence of one tells its own story. Having spent a lifetime mingling with, interviewing, and observing people – from high profile statesmen to the most ordinary John Doe – I am convinced that the human condition transcends time and geography.
Besides writing, I am a staunch advocate of all creatures great and small in both their natural and domestic habitats. In fact, it was in aid of animal welfare that I turned to a vegetarian diet three decades ago. In my spare time, I like to keep abreast of current affairs and matters of mind, body and spirit, and I enjoy the occasional game of Chess or Scrabble.