Writing name for: S. J. J. F. Rutherford
Born: Established: Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Simon Patton has worked as a freelance literary translator, focussing particularly on the translation of contemporary Chinese literature. He has co-edited the China domain of Poetry International Web. Patton's translations have been published in Australian literary journals and some are indexed on AustLit.
In 2009, Patton was placed second in the John Dryden Translation Competition for a translation of Ma Yuan's first published story, 'The Goddess of Lhasa River.'