Simon Winchester to receive Order of Magellan

The International Board of Governors of the Circumnavigators Club is pleased to announce that distinguished author Simon Winchester will receive the 2010 Order of Magellan.

The Order of Magellan is bestowed on individuals who are dedicated to advancing peace and understanding in all parts of the world. Mr. Winchester joins outstanding individuals such as General Douglas MacArthur, Astronaut Neil Armstrong, author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and broadcaster Walter Cronkite in receiving the honor.

Mr. Winchester has written many notable books and articles about global events and has made a great contribution to world understanding. His new book The Atlantic, a biography of the Atlantic Ocean will be released on November 2.

The Circumnavigators Club, founded in 1902, is the only organization devoted to bringing together men and women who have circumnavigated the globe. The Club is dedicated to bringing the world together through fellowship and understanding.

Mr. Winchester will receive the Order of Magellan at the Union League Club in New York on December 10.

For more information, go to or contact David Mink at 484-612-3242 or by email

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  • CAB

    Fantastic news - i've been reading his books for years now and eagerly anticipate the next one. I can't wait to read Atlantic - I'm buying it tomorrow :) Congratulations Simon it's well deserved.