Simon Pare was born in Pembury, England, in July 1972.

He grew up in Shropshire and studied French and German at Cambridge University. After an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture, Simon worked in Fairtrade in Paris before becoming a literary translator in 2006. His published translations include Atlas of an Anxious Man by Christoph Ransmayr (2016), the bestselling The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (2015) and Richard von Schirach’s The Night of the Physicists (2015).