- London, UK
- November 23
- Helen Smith is a novelist and playwright who lives in London.
MY RECENT POSTS
- INTERVIEW: Melissa F Miller
January 29, 2013 12:33PM
- New Year's Writing Resolutions
January 07, 2013 08:10AM
- Bouchercon, 4-7 October
October 18, 2012 08:27AM
- Petrol by Martina Evans
September 12, 2012 04:31AM
- Books to Die For
September 11, 2012 04:49AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks, Steve. Now, if I
could only follow
January 12, 2013 04:23AM
- “Amazing photos!”
April 29, 2012 12:02PM
- “Thanks, Vivian. Yes -
The Sunday Salon. I haven't
using that tag in a
April 29, 2012 11:45AM
- “I know. Barry Eisler's
comments are to some extent a
to that. They
April 28, 2012 08:06AM
- “Thank you, Matt. I love
this new cover!”
April 26, 2012 02:25PM
Helen Smith's Links
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After eight long years, attorney Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. All she has to do is… Read full post »
Last weekend I was at Bouchercon, a mystery writers' conference that takes place every year in a different city in the US with discussion panels, guests of honour and a prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the Anthony Awards. This year it was in Cleveland, Ohio. Around… Read full post »
Books to Die For is an anthology of essays from 120 reknowned crime writers/…
Index on Censorship is an organization that campaigns for freedom of speech, particu…
"Before reading this book Iâ€™ll admit that I wasnâ€™t familiar with Helen Smith, but Iâ€™d now happily count The Miracle Inspector as one of the finest novels of its genre.
With a true cliff-hanger of an ending, it al… Read full post »
You can read the interview here.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Dystopia is one of my favourite genres, and fans of such books as Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid’s Tale, would almost certainly enjoy this novel. I found it scarily believ/…
It's ten years since Joe Strummer's death and this festival will celebrate his life - he would have been sixty years old on 21st August 2012. Proceeds from the festiv/…
Lauren's dad, Damon, has been volunteering for the charity SAFE out in Kenya. He writes for Coronation Street so he took four of the cast members - Sue Cleaver (Eileen Grimshaw), Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw), Brooke Vincent (Sophie Webster) an/…
Check out these photos of knitted Olympic characters in a garden in Mary Haggerty's garden in Walthamstow, made by Mrs Haggerty's daughter and showcased on the BBC.
If that doesn't work for you, here are some pictures of Mo Farah running away from things.
He has a picture in an exhibition called Animal Crackers at The Cartoon Museum in Little Russell Street, London, which runs from 25th July until…
This is a very interesting thought-provoking book. A fantastic book club pick. I enjoyed its directness and the power it gives to the reader's imagination to fill in the gaps/… Read full post »
It is currently available as an ebook via The Kindle Store in the US and the UK. You can pre-order the print book online from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, Blackwells, The Book Depository, Foyles, W H Smith… Read full post »
Deborah Reed runs into a celebrity crush
R J Keller asks if writers should have muzzles
Craig Lancaster ponders the categorisation of fiction
Rob Kroese showcases a new site that matches reviewers to books that need reviews
Stant Litore takes i/…
"Well written with a dark, wry humor that is quintessentially British, Smith's dystopian novel is an interesting read."
Click here to read the full review.
There are a couple of sample chapters h… Read full post »
"If Lewis Carroll, Haruki Murakami, and Ulrich Beck got together and ate too many Smarties, snorted some lines of sherbet and then span around in circles for a good five minutes, this is the book they would… Read full post »
"One of the first things that came into my head after reading this book is 'What a brilliant opening!' [...] There are some funny moments in this book too. I actually laughed out loud a few times."Check out/…
"Helen Smith has taken some of the fears and obsessions of today's society, then twisted and exaggerated them to create a dystopian vision of the future... Does it work as a portrait of a fractured future/…
The prize is for a first book which explores the LGBT experience and is open to any work of poetry, prose,/…
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