Helen Smith is a British novelist and playwright who lives in London.
She’s the author of acclaimed cult novels Alison Wonderland and Being Light; dystopian novel The Miracle Inspector; and the popular Emily Castles Mysteries.
Books & Plays
Helen Smith’s books have been praised in The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, Time Out and Wired.com. They have appeared on “best books of the year” lists in For Books’ Sake, The Cult Den, The Independent and the Guardian and reached number one on Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Germany.
Her work has been translated into foreign language editions and optioned for development by the BBC. Her plays have been performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in theatres in London and Scotland. She is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award.
“Smith is gin-and-tonic funny.” Booklist
“This very funny book makes you wonder how it is done.” Times Literary Supplement
Events & Festivals
Helen Smith has been invited to read at literary events and festivals in London and New York and points in between – including a cruise ship en route to California via the Suez Canal.
Her work has been read or performed at the National Theatre, The Royal Festival Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Amnesty International’s Headquarters, The Edinburgh Festival and The University of London.
She’s a Literary Death Match champion, winner of an International Thriller Writers award, and the recipient of an Arts Council of England award.
Helen Smith has previously appeared at: Agatha Christie Festival | Alderney Literary Festival | Book Expo America (New York City) | Bookjam (London) | Bouchercon (Cleveland, Albany, Long Beach, Raleigh, St Pete Florida, Toronto, Dallas) | Bloomsbury Festival | Camden Working Men’s College | CrimeFest (Bristol) | Guerilla Lit (New York City) | Brixton Library | Firestation Book Swap (Windsor) | Harrogate Crime Writing Festival | Holloway Arts Festival | Killer Women Festival | Lambeth Country Show | Left Coast Crime (California, Oregon) | Literary Death Match (London) | Malice Domestic (Maryland) | New Libertines Tour | Oxford International Women’s Festival | Oxford Fringe Festival | Peckham Book Club | Polari at The Royal Festival Hall | | Pune International Literary Festival (India) | Stoke Newington Literary Festival | The Sugar Lounge, London | YARN Festival: Illustrationarium Live |