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Marlise Simons is a Dutch-born journalist who joined the New York Times in 1982.
She has been based in Paris since 1989, covering a range of subjects across Europe and elsewhere. Most recently she has focused on international human rights law and on trials involving war crimes and genocide at both national and international courts.
Simons has worked extensively as a journalist throughout Latin America, where she lived from 1971 to 1989, also reporting for the Washington Post.
For The New York Times, she has reported from Central and South America and the Caribbean on conflicts and political murder, torture and disappearances in Latin America  She has also reported on environmental issues in the Brazilian Amazon.
She currently works for the New York Times's Paris Bureau. In Europe her writing has covered political, social, cultural and environmental issues and in particular proceedings at international courts and tribunals in The Hague dealing with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. She has reported extensively on the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court.[original research?]
Simons was born in Sittard, The Netherlands, a daughter of Jacques Simons and his wife Margaretha Deus. She is married to Alan Riding, a journalist and author, with whom she has a son, Alexander.
- 1974 Latin American Studies Association award for distinguished reporting from Latin America.
- 1981 Columbia University's Maria Moors Cabot Prize for distinguished body of work in Latin America.
- 1991 Nomination, Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Reporting, by The New York Times.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Conversations with the author. Amsterdam Meulenhoff, 1986 (paperback) ISBN 90-290-2297-3
- The Smoking Mirror, Living in Latin America. Amsterdam Meulenhoff, 1987 (trade paperback) ISBN 90-290-9727-2
- The Prosecutor and the Judge. Amsterdam University Press Pallas, 2009 (with H. Verrijn Stuart) (trade paperback) ISBN 978-90-8555-023-5
- Simons, Marlise (February 19, 1989). "Brazilian Is Looking to Japan To Link Amazon to the Pacific". The New York Times.
- Simons, Marlise (November 9, 2007). "Fiery Speech by Serbian Leader at Trial". The New York Times.
- Simons, Marlise; Bilefsky, Dan (July 30, 2008). "Karadzic arrives in The Hague for trial despite violent protest by loyalists". The New York Times.
- Simons, Marlise (January 18, 2010). "Star Turns at Liberian's War Crimes Trial". The New York Times.