Interview with John Simpson

Willem Meiners interviews former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary John Simpson, author of the The Word Detective.

A charmingly full, frank and humorous account of a career dedicated to rigorous lexicographic rectitude…It is astonishing that anyone could have done this taxing job, without a break, for over 35 years…. [Simpson] is an absolute hero.
New York Times Book Review

John Simpson is the former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, where he helped take the dictionary online. John is an emeritus fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford, and writes and researches widely on lexical, literary, and historical issues. He now lives in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

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