Simon Whitfield was born in London in 1936, so his formative years were pre-nuclear. During the war he lived in Cornwall and Devon, and later, in Kent and Oxfordshire. His education was at Malvern College in Worcestershire. His work was mainly as a teacher in private schools.
Simon and family moved to Portugal shortly after the revolution to teach English as a foreign language. They are still in Portugal, retired with a son and two young adult grandchildren nearby.
Simon has written numerous poems and a novella, all unpublished apart from a poem in the Reading Mercury umpteen years ago.